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Definition of "samba" [samba]

  • A Brazilian ballroom dance of African origin. (noun)
  • Music in duple meter for performing this dance. (noun)
  • To perform this dance. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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