a modification of the samba.
the music for this dance.
Origin of carioca
First recorded in 1930–35;
[kar-ee-oh-kuh; Portuguese kah-ree-aw-kuh]
a native of Rio de Janeiro.
Origin of Carioca
1820–30; < Brazilian Portuguese < Tupi, equivalent to cari white + oca house or boca descendant of
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Examples from the Web for carioca
Historical Examples of carioca
The nickname of the inhabitants of Rio is Carioca, from this fountain.
The barracks of the Carioca are built, and the other barracks are prepared.
But at once he rejected the idea, angry with himself, and hastened his step towards Carioca square, there to take a tilbury.
British Dictionary definitions for carioca
a Brazilian dance similar to the samba
a piece of music composed for this dance
Word Origin for carioca
C19: from Brazilian Portuguese
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