Meaning of “samba” in the English Dictionary

"samba" in British English

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sambanoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈsæm.bə/ us /ˈsæm.bə/

sambaverb [ I ]

/ˈsæm.bə/ present participle sambaing, past tense and past participle sambaed

to dance a samba:

The Brazilians want to samba through the night.

(Definition of “samba” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"samba" in American English

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sambanoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈsɑm·bə, ˈsæm-/

a rhythmic style of dance from Brazil, or the music for this dance:

[ U ] Fans jumped up and danced the samba.

(Definition of “samba” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)