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cha-cha

[ chah-chah ]
/ ˈtʃɑˌtʃɑ /
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noun, plural cha-chas.
a fast ballroom dance of Latin American origin, similar to the mambo, that follows a rhythmic pattern based upon a quick three-step movement.
verb (used without object), cha-chaed, cha-cha·ing.
to dance the cha-cha.
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Origin of cha-cha

First recorded in 1950–55; from Latin American Spanish (Cuban) cha-cha-cha, probably imitative of the musical accompaniment
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