[ kuh m-pahr-suh ]
/ kəmˈpɑr sə /


a song and folk dance of Cuba.

Origin of comparsa

< American Spanish, Spanish: masquerade, group of theatrical supernumeraries < Italian: supernumerary (feminine), appearance, noun use of feminine of comparso, past participle of comparire < Latin compārēre become visible. See com-, appear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019