Pronunciation: (rum'bu, room'-, rOOm'-), [key]
—n., pl. -basPronunciation: (-buz), [key]
—v., -baedPronunciation: (-bud), [key] -ba•ingPronunciation: (-bu-ing). [key]
1. a dance, Cuban in origin and complex in rhythm.
2. an imitation or adaptation of this dance in the U.S.
3. music for this dance or in its rhythm.
to dance the rumba. Also,rhumba.
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