a fast ballroom dance of Caribbean origin, rhythmically similar to the rumba and cha-cha but having a more complex pattern of steps.
to dance the mambo.
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How to use mambo in a sentence
It was a harder, faster version of mambo, coming from the violin-and-flute-led style of charanga and danced in four-four steps.
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("mambo Sun") He was cool because he never straightened his hair.
But the three men marched on unheeding till they stood before mambo.
Thus sometimes the Molimo, or priest of Munwali, and the mambo or chief were different persons.
"The white gold-seeker does not believe in spirits, and he defies them," mambo repeated in his sing-song voice.
British Dictionary definitions for mambo
a modern Latin American dance, resembling the rumba, derived from the ritual dance of voodoo
a voodoo priestess
(intr) to perform this dance
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