[ US /ˈsɑmbə/ ]
[ UK /sˈæmbɐ/ ]
  1. a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers
  2. large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood
  3. a lively ballroom dance from Brazil
  4. music composed for dancing the samba
  1. dance the samba
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How To Use samba In A Sentence

  • 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.
  • I did some Coca-Cola ads for South America and they wanted a tango, samba and cha-cha-cha music, and all of the basic ideas came from CDs I'd worked on for WMN.
  • Each man was surrounded by an absolute armada of percussion: Bongos, congas, sambas and tom toms; high-hats, kettles, timpani and snares.
  • Then he twirled, sambaed and sashayed across the cypress-planked floor. Mogo Rules
  • 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.
  • She made it to the show's semi-finals with her professional dance partner, having learnt to dance the waltz, foxtrot, samba, rumba, jive and quickstep among others.
  • It is often mixed with Spanish peppers to give a spicy product called sambal, which is consumed with rice. 5 Fish Processing and Preservation
  • Many of today's performers have had more formal dance training than their predecessors, embellishing the old bump-and-grind with samba, tap, belly dancing, jazz, hula, even capoeira.
  • Strangulated squeaks, beeps and atonal, dying samba rhythms scuttered into life. Simon Boccanegra; 63rd Aldeburgh festival
  • The word'samba " means " to rub navels together.
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