Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
  2. (noun, act) a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
  3. (noun, communication) syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
  4. (verb, motion) dance the rhumba

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Synonyms of Rumba


Origin of the word Rumba

  1. 1922, from Cuban Sp., originally "spree, carousal," derived from Sp. rumbo "spree, party," earlier "ostentation, pomp, leadership," perhaps originally "the course of a ship," from rombo "rhombus," in reference to the compass, which is marked with a rhombus. The verb is recorded from 1944. more

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Words that sound like Rumba

rainbow, ramify, ramp, ramp up, remove, reunify, rhomb, rhumb, rhumba, romanoff, romanov, romp, rum baba, rump, run by, run off, run up, run-up, runoff, runup

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