A subgenre of Cuban rumba, a complex rhythmic music and dance style.
A slow-paced Cuban partner dance in 4:4 time.
to dance the rumba
syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
a rhythmic syncopated Cuban folk dance in duple time
a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
a rhythmic dance with Spanish and African elements, originating in Cuba
‘to see an authentic rumba you must go to Havana’;
a piece of music for the rumba or in a similar style.
a ballroom dance imitative of the rumba
‘they glide around the dance floor doing the cha-cha, rumba, or waltz’;
dance the rumba
‘you once taught two boys to rumba’;
The term rumba may refer to a variety of unrelated music styles. Originally, was used as a synonym for in northern Cuba, and by the late 19th century it was used to denote the complex of secular music styles known as Cuban rumba.