Also called conga line . a Cuban ballroom dance that consists of three steps forward followed by a kick, characteristically performed by a group following a leader in a single line.
the music for this dance.
Also called con·ga drum [kong-guh-druhm] /ˈkɒŋ gə ˌdrʌm/ . a tall, conical, Afro-Cuban drum played with the hands.
to dance a conga.
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How to use conga in a sentence
The conga line at the bottleneck was a large group that had been traveling together, and not a queue of disparate teams trying to reach the top.
Flamboyant party queen Susanne Bartsch is certainly expanding her conga line.Michael Musto Gets His Groove Back, as New York City Clubland Returns | Michael Musto | June 17, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Turns out they were all there that morning, shuffling along in a slo-mo conga line that began in the parking lot and swelled to fill the trail, save for the folks who sought distance by carving their own routes through the beleaguered chaparral.
After seeing a performance by the New York Philharmonic, he decided to tune his congas to certain pitches, following the example of timpani.Candido Camero, ‘father of modern conga drumming,’ dies at 99 | Matt Schudel | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Three teenage girls, already scared, hugged each other in a sort of terrified conga line.The House of Shock Is Terrifying Its Guests and Causing Controversy—and the Zombies Who Run the Show Are Loving It | Tyler Gillespie | October 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the minute you file, the conga line dancing up the street to your competitors really gets going.
By now, everyone has seen the startling photos and video of the conga line of climbers ascending Everest earlier this month.Mount Everest Suffers From Too Many Climbers and Deteriorating Conditions | Nick Heil | May 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the last of a conga line of doctors administering to Jackson, he is the most logical loser of smoking gun musical chairs.
That man has been following me like a conga partner all afternoon.Death Makes A Mistake | P.F. Costello
British Dictionary definitions for conga
a Latin American dance of three steps and a kick to each bar, usually performed by a number of people in single file
Also called: conga drum a large tubular bass drum, used chiefly in Latin American and funk music and played with the hands
(intr) to dance the conga
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