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carioca

[ kar-ee-oh-kuh ]
/ ˌkær iˈoʊ kə /
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noun
a modification of the samba.
the music for this dance.
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Origin of carioca

First recorded in 1930–35; after Carioca

Other definitions for carioca (2 of 2)

Carioca
[ kar-ee-oh-kuh; Portuguese kah-ree-aw-kuh ]
/ ˌkær iˈoʊ kə; Portuguese ˌkɑ riˈɔ kə /

noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for carioca

carioca
/ (ˌkærɪˈəʊkə) /

noun
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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