Definition of Rhumba

1. Noun. Syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba.

Exact synonyms: Rumba
Generic synonyms: Dance Music



2. Verb. Dance the rhumba. "Sam and Sue rhumba"

3. Noun. A folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement.
Exact synonyms: Rumba
Generic synonyms: Folk Dance, Folk Dancing

4. Noun. A ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance.
Exact synonyms: Rumba
Generic synonyms: Ballroom Dance, Ballroom Dancing

Definition of Rhumba

1. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of rumba) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rhumba

1. to rumba [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: rumba

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhumba

rhoticity
rhtic
rhtizite
rhubarb
rhubarb pie
rhubarb plant
rhubarb rhubarb
rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb
rhubarblike
rhubarbs
rhubarby
rhumb
rhumb-line
rhumb line
rhumb lines
rhumba (current term)
rhumbaed
rhumbaing
rhumbas
rhumbline
rhumblines
rhumbs
rhupunt
rhus
rhus dermatitis
rhuses
rhusma
rhusmas
rhy
rhykenologist

Literary usage of Rhumba

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wild Life in Canara and Ganjam by Gordon Sullivan Forbes (1885)
"NEAR the town of rhumba, on a park- like slope which rises gently from the southern shore of the lake, stands a large two-storied house, ..."

2. Black Music and Musicians in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and by Dominique-René De Lerma, Marsha J. Reisser (1989)
"rhumba HDM. See: Rumba Rhythm-and-blues Grove B HDM [Rhythm and blues] B ... See: Rock HDM Rock steady Grove Rumba Grove [rhumba] B HDM St. Louis Grove—2. ..."

3. Stray Leaves from the Diary of an Indian Officer: Containing an Account of by R. B. Cumberland (1865)
"We accompanied them towards rhumba about three miles, to a small tank; there wo stopped, and I remained in the road with the clothes of the party, ..."

4. Teaching The Best Practice Way: Methods That Matter, K-12 by Harvey Daniels, Marilyn Bizar (2005)
"Well, Ms. Z hears about all this vocabulary and decides that she has to have them write songs about their new discoveries, to a rhumba rhythm no less: We ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... Our New Music, 1941 Around ten o'clock the little five-piece band got tired of messing around with a rhumba —Raymond Chandler, The Simple Art of Murder, ..."

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