noun. a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement.
- folk dance
verb. dance the rhumba.
- trip the light fantastic toe
- trip the light fantastic
noun. a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance.
- ballroom dancing
noun. syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba.
Example sentences of the word rumba
1. Noun, singular or mass
Enjoy a steak dinner and drinks until the rumba and salsa music begin around midnight.
2. Verb, base form
Even if you don't know how to rumba or cha-cha, let alone salsa, none of that matters as long as your atmosphere has flavor and the music cooks!
So he brought his own tapes -- this was the mid-90s -- in from his car and led the class in salsa, merengue and rumba steps.