American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dance of Cuban origin, combining complex footwork with a pronounced movement of the hips.
- n. A modern ballroom adaptation of this dance.
- n. Music for this dance or in this style.
- n. a slow-paced Cuban partner dance in 4:4 time
- v. To dance the rumba.
- n. syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
- n. a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
- v. dance the rhumba
- n. a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
- American Spanish, from Spanish rumbo, ship's course, revelry, pomp; see rhumb. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mr. P é rez Firmat suggests that one attraction of the rumba was that it was less threatening than, say, Argentina 's overtly seductive tango: Smooth rather than sultry, the rumba is a dance of courtship, not possession.”
“Mr. SANABRIA: Right well this is - in Cuban music, it's what we call a rumba arietta (ph), an open rumba.”
“He retired on his Social Security to fish and golf inFloridaand enrolled in rumba classes where he took up with a Cuban divorcée twenty years his junior.”
“Kurt's dance partner, Anna Trebunskaya, explains to the happy couple that the rumba is a "dance of love," a "whole conversation: Do I want to?”
“The rumba is a lot different from the jive, obviously.”
“The rumba is my favorite dance, I even wrote a post during the last season of DTWS about my love for the rumba.”
“Penelope Katampe, injuring her face and causing extensive bruising during an April 3 argument at Chez Ntemba, a popular Lusaka rumba bar.”
“In the rumba, which is a sensual dance, you work your hips a lot," says Peri Rogovin, owner of 3rd Street Dance in Los”
“Evan was dancing the rumba, which is supposed to be slow and romantic; Nicole was dancing the tango, which is supposed to be more upbeat.”
“The rumba was a difficult number to train for because there has to be some vibe and energy for that romantic connection to be there.”
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which I wanted to have along with my own lists on Wordnik
The Moves. Do~do~ditty!
Words I'm learning or investigating that I found by reading Life Expectancy (not all words are in the book).
A selection of English* words ending with a vowel (except "y", "ea", ie", "ee", "oo", "ea", "ou") that is REALLY pronounced.
My favorite English words, by the way.
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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
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
...with the Sound of Music.
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