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  1. rum·ba
    IPA[ˈrəmbə]
  2. noun

    • 1. a rhythmic dance with Spanish and African elements, originating in Cuba:

      to see an authentic rumba you must go to Havana
    • 2. a piece of music for the rumba.

    • 3. a ballroom dance imitative of the rumba:

      they glide around the dance floor doing the cha-cha, rumba, or waltz

    verb

    • 1. dance the rumba:

      you once taught two boys to rumba
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: rumba, plural noun: rumbas

    • v.: verb: rumba, 3rd person present: rumbas, gerund or present participle: rumbaing, past tense: rumbaed, past participle: rumbaed

    • noun

      a rhythmic dance with Spanish and African elements, originating in Cuba:

      a piece of music for the rumba or in a similar style.

    • verb

      dance the rumba:
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