American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dance of Latin-American origin in which the dancers form a long winding line.
- n. Music for this dance.
- n. A conga drum.
- v. To perform this dance.
- n. a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban hand drum of African origin
- n. a march of Cuban origin in four-four time in which people form a chain, each holding the hips of the person in front of them; in each bar, dancers take three shuffle steps and then kick alternate legs outwards at the beat; the chain weaves around the place and allows new participants to join the back of the chain
- v. To dance the conga.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. music composed for dancing the conga.
- n. a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file.
- n. music composed for dancing the conga
- n. a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file
- v. dance the conga
- American Spanish (danza) Conga, Congo (dance), from Spanish Congo, of the Congo, from Kongo -kongo, Kongo language and people. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“*forms into cheezburger shape* *omnomnomnom* Hmm. still hungree. *lions up conga rats* *makes them conga* *puts mowf at end of conga lion* Ohhhhh noeeesss i ated teh conga rats and nao i has a sick!”
“OPPENHEIM: And they go in what you call a conga line?”
“Nobody has joined yet, so if you sign up in the next few days you’ll probably get a bunch of FREE referrals, especially since the person who started the conga is almost finished!”
“He has a bright red shukha blanket draped over his shoulder and a baton-like weapon, called a conga, tucked in his belt.”
“Ginny had a mini-stroke, and now walks sideways to a kind of conga beat in her head.”
“Mr. NOZ: D.C. has always been a go-go city, which is a, you know, a style of music that's -- it's derived from funk and kind of conga driven.”
“One of my favorite moments finds Eric Burdon asked to lead his fellow Animals in a kind of conga line toward Unsworth's camera as "House of the Rising Sun" charges toward its crescendic finale; as a straight-faced Burdon relates his story of a man brought low, guitarist Hilton Valentine, visible just behind him, can't resist cracking up at the absurdity of what they're doing to promote their record.”
“Now that's the kind of conga line you want on your radio.”
“The performance was a 20-minute introduction to the artistic principles and driving aesthetics of hip-hop culture, starting with naked rhythm from a conga drum, then showing the evolution of the rhythm into the DJs scratching with turntables and vinyl records.”
“They obliged, but an extemporaneous conga line led by German fans drew more enthusiasm.”
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which I wanted to have along with my own lists on Wordnik
The Moves. Do~do~ditty!
With focus on non-classical styles, but not excluding terms of the latter.
Words have existed before there were borders. Portuguese, Cubanos, Gypsies and other folk.
Place names that have entered general speech. Toponyms that interest me in other ways are on Place Names Of Distinction
Words as I learn them.
I was tragically born with an extra left foot. If I weren't so debilitated, this would be my to-do list.
Styles of dance
Percussion instruments, excluding stringed ones such as piano, with drums, gongs, and bells tagged. Only mononyms are listed, so hi-hat and tom-tom are out. A gamelan is an assemblage of percussion...
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