capoeira

[ kap-oo-air-uh ]
/ ˌkæp uˈɛər ə /
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noun

a dance form incorporating martial arts elements, originating in Brazil as a system of physical discipline and movement.

Nearby words

  1. capiz,
  2. caplet,
  3. caplin,
  4. capnomancy,
  5. capo,
  6. capon,
  7. caponata,
  8. capone,
  9. capone, al,
  10. caponette

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British Dictionary definitions for capoeira

capoeira

/ (ˌkæpʊˈeɪrə) /

noun

a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil

Word Origin for capoeira

C20: from Portuguese

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