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rhum·ba(rŭm′bə, ro͝om′-, ro͞om′-)
Variant of rumba.
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n, pl -bas
(Dancing) a variant spelling of rumba
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or rhum•ba(ˈrʌm bə, ˈrʊm-, ˈrum-)
n., pl. -bas (-bəz)
v. -baed (-bəd)
-ba•ing (-bə ɪŋ) n.
1. a dance, Cuban in origin and complex in rhythm.v.i.
2. to dance the rumba.
[1920–25; < American Spanish]
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|Noun||1.||rhumba - syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba|
dance music - music to dance to
|2.||rhumba - a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement|
|3.||rhumba - a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance|
|Verb||1.||rhumba - dance the rhumba|
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