1. rumba

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


  • folk dance
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2. rumba

verb. dance the rhumba.


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  • dance
  • trip the light fantastic

3. rumba

noun. a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance.


  • rhumba
  • ballroom dancing

4. rumba

noun. syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba.


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Sentences with 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!

3. Adjective
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.