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"samba" in British English

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sambanoun [C or U]

uk   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)

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sambanoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsɑm·bə, ˈsæm-/
a ​rhythmicstyle 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)
Translations of “samba”
in Chinese (Simplified) 桑巴舞(源于巴西), 桑巴舞曲…
in Chinese (Traditional) 森巴舞(源於巴西), 森巴舞曲…
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