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sam·ba

 (săm′bə, säm′-)
n.
1. A Brazilian dance in duple meter of African origin, performed in groups, by couples, or as a solo.
2. The music for this dance.
intr.v. sam·baed, sam·ba·ing, sam·bas
To perform this dance.

[Portuguese, perhaps from Kongo semba, dance move in which partners thrust out their bellies and touch navels.]

samba

(ˈsæmbə)
n, pl -bas
1. (Dancing) a lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
vb, -bas, -baing or -baed
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance
[Portuguese, of African origin]

sam•ba

(ˈsæm bə, ˈsɑm-)

n., pl. -bas, n.
1. a rhythmic Brazilian ballroom dance of African origin.
v.i.
2. to dance the samba.
[1880–85; < Portuguese samba, alleged to be of African orig.]

samba


Past participle: sambaed
Gerund: sambaing

Imperative
samba
samba
Present
I samba
you samba
he/she/it sambas
we samba
you samba
they samba
Preterite
I sambaed
you sambaed
he/she/it sambaed
we sambaed
you sambaed
they sambaed
Present Continuous
I am sambaing
you are sambaing
he/she/it is sambaing
we are sambaing
you are sambaing
they are sambaing
Present Perfect
I have sambaed
you have sambaed
he/she/it has sambaed
we have sambaed
you have sambaed
they have sambaed
Past Continuous
I was sambaing
you were sambaing
he/she/it was sambaing
we were sambaing
you were sambaing
they were sambaing
Past Perfect
I had sambaed
you had sambaed
he/she/it had sambaed
we had sambaed
you had sambaed
they had sambaed
Future
I will samba
you will samba
he/she/it will samba
we will samba
you will samba
they will samba
Future Perfect
I will have sambaed
you will have sambaed
he/she/it will have sambaed
we will have sambaed
you will have sambaed
they will have sambaed
Future Continuous
I will be sambaing
you will be sambaing
he/she/it will be sambaing
we will be sambaing
you will be sambaing
they will be sambaing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sambaing
you have been sambaing
he/she/it has been sambaing
we have been sambaing
you have been sambaing
they have been sambaing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sambaing
you will have been sambaing
he/she/it will have been sambaing
we will have been sambaing
you will have been sambaing
they will have been sambaing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sambaing
you had been sambaing
he/she/it had been sambaing
we had been sambaing
you had been sambaing
they had been sambaing
Conditional
I would samba
you would samba
he/she/it would samba
we would samba
you would samba
they would samba
Past Conditional
I would have sambaed
you would have sambaed
he/she/it would have sambaed
we would have sambaed
you would have sambaed
they would have sambaed

samba

A Brazilian dance with African influence, samba is fast, violently danced by a soloist in the middle of a group of dancers. Especially popular at Carnival in Rio and Sao Paulo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.samba - large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood
genus Triplochiton, Triplochiton - small genus of tropical African trees with maplelike leaves
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.samba - music composed for dancing the samba
dance music - music to dance to
3.samba - a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
4.samba - a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers
basket rummy, canasta, meld - a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
Verb1.samba - dance the samba
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
Translations
szamba

samba

[ˈsæmbə] Nsamba f

samba

[ˈsæmbə] nsamba f

samba

nSamba f or m
viSamba tanzen

samba

[ˈsæmbə] nsamba
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