[ bahn-duh ]

  1. a style of Mexican dance music featuring brass instruments and having a heavy beat.

Origin of banda

First recorded in 1990–95; from Mexican Spanish: literally, band1 (in the sense of “group of musicians”)

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Other definitions for Banda (2 of 2)

[ ban-duh ]

  1. Hastings Ka·mu·zu [kah-moo-zoo], /kɑˈmu zu/, 1906–97, Malawi physician, political leader, and public official: 1st president of Malawi 1966–94. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use banda in a sentence

  • Bertram at once took him to his own banda and bade him make himself at home.

    Cupid in Africa | P. C. Wren
  • The faithful Ali dived into the banda like a rabbit into its hole.

    Cupid in Africa | P. C. Wren
  • The two survivors waited in anxious expectation for the arrival of the annual trading proa from banda.

  • So as there's always contracts to be let about a big run like banda we took a contract for some bush work, and went at it.

    Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

British Dictionary definitions for Banda


/ (ˈbændə) /

  1. Hastings Kamuzu (kæˈmuːzuː). 1906–97, Malawi statesman. As first prime minister of Nyasaland (from 1963), he led his country to independence (1964) as Malawi: president (1966–94)

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