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mam·bo  audio  (mämb) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. mam·bos
  1. A dance of Latin American origin, resembling the rumba.
  2. The syncopated music for this dance in 4/4 time.
intr.v.
mam·boed, mam·bo·ing, mam·bos
To perform this dance.

ETYMOLOGY:
American Spanish, from mamboo, wooden cane, percussion instrument


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