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rumba

[ ruhm-buh, room-, room- ]
/ 藞r蕦m b蓹, 藞r蕣m-, 藞rum- /
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noun, plural rum路bas [ruhm-buhz, room-, room-]. /藞r蕦m b蓹z, 藞r蕣m-, 藞rum-/.
a dance, Cuban in origin and complex in rhythm.
an imitation or adaptation of this dance in the United States.
music for this dance or in its rhythm.
verb (used without object), rum路baed [ruhm-buhd, room-, room-], /藞r蕦m b蓹d, 藞r蕣m-, 藞rum-/, rum路ba路ing [ruhm-buh-ing, room-, room-]. /藞r蕦m b蓹 瑟艐, 藞r蕣m-, 藞rum-/.
to dance the rumba.
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Origin of rumba

First recorded in 1910鈥15; from Latin American Spanish (Cuba): literally, 鈥減arty; spree,鈥 from Spanish rumbo 鈥渃ommotion, uproar,鈥 earlier 鈥渙stentation, pomp鈥; further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for rumba

rumba

rhumba

/ (藞r蕦mb蓹, 藞r蕣m-) /

noun
a rhythmic and syncopated Cuban dance in duple time
a ballroom dance derived from this
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance

Word Origin for rumba

C20: from Spanish: lavish display, of uncertain origin
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