Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dance of Latin-American origin in which the dancers form a long winding line.
  • n. Music for this dance.
  • n. A conga drum.
  • intransitive v. To perform this dance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban hand drum of African origin
  • n. a march of Cuban origin in four-four time in which people form a chain, each holding the hips of the person in front of them; in each bar, dancers take three shuffle steps and then kick alternate legs outwards at the beat; the chain weaves around the place and allows new participants to join the back of the chain
  • v. To dance the conga.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. music composed for dancing the conga.
  • n. a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. music composed for dancing the conga
  • n. a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file
  • v. dance the conga

Etymologies

American Spanish (danza) Conga, Congo (dance), from Spanish Congo, of the Congo, from Kongo -kongo, Kongo language and people.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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