American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dance of Latin American origin, resembling the rumba.
- n. The syncopated music for this dance in 4/4 time.
- v. To perform this dance.
- n. A Latin-American musical genre originating from Cuba in the 1940s.
- n. A fast-paced Latin American dance inspired by mambo music.
- v. intransitive To perform this dance.
- v. dance a mambo
- n. a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
- Cuban Spanish, from Kongo mambo ("conversation with the Gods"). (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, from mamboo, wooden cane, percussion instrument. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Orestes wrote the first song with the word mambo in the title in 1938 and he told me that he wrote it for his brother.”
“Taken from four decades of popular dance, "Neighborhood Ballroom" is a major production piece, ranging from Belle Époque serenity to a wild Latin American mambo show, all viewed through the lens of a night club denizen known as the Poet.”
“Is it any surprise, then, that a Cuban bandleader enamored of the Kenton band would abandon the rumba for a bombastic new variation called the mambo?”
“The mambo was the unofficial dance of the Havana Mob, and the sultry Latin rhythms that inspired the phenomenon were to underscore the entire era.”
“The mambo is a dance which originated in the Haitian settlements of Cuba.”
“The mambo was the dance with her doing a solo, and she shook her hips and did a good job overall.”
“I was expecting him to burst into "Do The Strand" as soon as I heard Bryan mouth "mambo", but this call to the dancefloor is louche and somewhat lazy in delivery.”
“Indiana has taken merengue beats that nod to gritty "mambo" and tight '80s ensembles like”
“At the time, both Brown and said manager, whose government name is Tina Brown, categorically denied that they were having mattress mambo on the sneaky sneaky.”
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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
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