Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • n. A dance similar to the samba.
  • n. The music for this dance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. music composed for dancing the carioca
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro
  • n. a lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba

Etymologies

Portuguese, of Tupian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Rio gallery A Gentil Carioca is showing a flag sewn from £ 5 and £ 10 notes by Lourival Cuquinha, which was auctioned off for £ 17,000.

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  • With the discovery of this subsalt layer, called Carioca or Sugar Loaf, and of the other extraordinary reserves already identified, the exploratory risk has practically ended, and as Petrobras 'president Sergio Gabrielli has remarked, it has become a prized ticket.

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  • And Petrobras may have more potentially massive oil discoveries in three fields near Tupi, called Carioca, Guara and Bem-te-Vi.

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  • These include the terrific Rio and Sao Paulo leagues known as the Carioca and Paulista, plus notable leagues of Minas Gerais, Parana, Gaucho/Rio

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  • Several months ago, my Portuguese friend, Mikas, clued me into a new Brazilian joint called Carioca, that opened on 3rd & Clement St in the Richmond.

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  • Visually different from most of its contemporaries, and totally different from every other Volvo car, the Volvo PV36, perhaps better known as the Carioca, is an exciting chapter in the Volvo history.

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  • In the seventies, Buddy started a big band that went on to really kick ass, especially on his performance on several special arrangements made for him--like an arrangement of Artie Shaw's old hit "Carioca," and an out-and-out symphony-sounding arrangement called "West Side Story."

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  • Dwain Chambers, the World Indoor 60m champion, will race the 100m in the "Carioca" meeting, the main Athletics stadium event in Latin America.

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  • Buoyed by a strong rhythm section consisting of pianist Martin Bejerano, bassist Edward Perez, and drummer Willie Jones III, Holland catches the nuances of the sensual "Carioca" without falling into a tired routine as do many lounge singers, often backed solely by Perez.

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  • Like many Brazilians, the young Gremio midfielder is known by a nickname as his real name is Rafael de Souza Pereira, he seems to have been given the "Carioca" surname as a result of being born in Rio de Janeiro in 1989.

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