from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of rumba.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Alternative spelling of rumba.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ballroom dance based on the Cuban folk dance
- n. syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
- n. a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
- v. dance the rhumba
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Segments of their routines feature a "rhumba", a drummer's duel, drumstick juggling, exploding flagpoles, and other humorous details.
The workouts here each feature one Latin dance style -- cha-cha, salsa, merengue, samba or rhumba.
Its style is high in Latin verve: the language of ballet infused with rhumba, tango and salsa, as well as the athleticism of the Brazilian martial art form capoeira.
The trip includes private access to Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway's waterfront home in Cojimar; a cigar-rolling workshop; a visit to the Matannzas, the birthplace of rhumba; and a stay in the five-star Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad.
In a short 1954 Washington Post feature story on Ms. Veihmeyer, she was described as "an enthusiastic dancer [who] won a cup in Jamaica for doing the best rhumba."
With French maracas playing in the background (those cicadas do give off such a rhumba-shaking sound), I sit at my desk beside an open window and study "The Perfume of Broom".
I try doing the fox trot and the waltz and the rhumba and the cha-cha.
My wife left me alone and went off to rhumba with another man.
She wades to the tiny grass island where brown men are dancing—a rhumba of rattlesnakes.
The 49-year-old actor dedicated this week's rhumba set to the tune of "Stay Gold," from his breakthrough movie The Outsiders, to Phyllis, his wife of 24 years.