Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Portuguese, of Tupian origin.]

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.

    New Oil in Brazil Unleashes a Gusher of Media Controversies

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

    Petrobras's Major Oil Find Puts

  • 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.

    One strong caipirinha to wash it down

  • 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.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • 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.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • 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.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • 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.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

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