[ US /ˈmɑmboʊ/ ]
[ UK /mˈæmbə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. dance a mambo
  1. a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
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  • Dances like the samba, rhumba, cha-cha, and mambo were the sexiest things that white people were allowed to do until the twist came along.
  • We're going to find out tonight if Heather Mills mamboed her way into the hearts of America. CNN Transcript Mar 27, 2007
  • But a couple of months ago, in a Times Square studio, congas were pounding out Afro-Cuban rhythms, dancers in high heels were twirling to fast-paced mambos, and just about everyone in sight was a shade of brown.
  • There was swing and jive in the dance halls, mambo in the bars, boogie-woogie piano playing in the dockside cathouses. DESPERADOES
  • Latin dance - mambo, cha-cha, rumba, samba, tango, and so on - are Afro-Euro forms defined by the coming together of black, brown, and white peoples in the Americas.
  • All in all, men no longer need to be concerned that they will be put on the spot to learn mambos and cha chas in class.
  • This weekend, two orchestras will honor the men who made mambo: at Rose Hall, one outstanding Latin American bassist salutes another as Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in the music of the Cuban composer and innovator Israel Cachao Lopez 1918-2008. The Jazz Scene: Rhythm Kings and the Chairman of the Board
  • The wife has even caught me once or thrice mamboing around the condo.
  • The foxtrot is still danced every night of the week in hundreds of modern sequence dance clubs around the country, along with the waltz, quickstep, tango, rhumba, cha cha, jive, mambo, salsa, saunter, blues, swing and so on.
  • The lead couple, George Chakiris and Rita Moreno, heat up the screen with their glorious, sexy mambo at the gym.
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