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RUMBA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does rumba mean? 

RUMBA (noun)
  The noun RUMBA has 3 senses:

1. syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
2. a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
3. a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance

  Familiarity information: RUMBA used as a noun is uncommon.


RUMBA (verb)
  The verb RUMBA has 1 sense:

1. dance the rhumba

  Familiarity information: RUMBA used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUMBA (noun)


Sense 1rumba [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

rhumba; rumba

Hypernyms ("rumba" is a kind of...):

ballroom music; dance music; danceroom music (a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing)


Sense 2rumba [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rhumba; rumba

Hypernyms ("rumba" is a kind of...):

folk dance; folk dancing (a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts))


Sense 3rumba [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rhumba; rumba

Hypernyms ("rumba" is a kind of...):

ballroom dance; ballroom dancing (any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom)


RUMBA (verb)


Sense 1rumba [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dance the rhumba

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

rhumba; rumba

Hypernyms (to "rumba" is one way to...):

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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