from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- intransitive v. To perform this dance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. music composed for dancing the conga.
- n. a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
*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.