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bossa nova

[bos-uh noh-vuh, baw-suh] /ˈbɒs ə ˈnoʊ və, ˈbɔ sə/
noun
1.
jazz-influenced music of Brazilian origin, rhythmically related to the samba.
2.
a dance performed to this music.
Origin of bossa nova
1960-1965
1960-65; < Portuguese: literally, new tendency, leaning
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British Dictionary definitions for bossa-nova

bossa nova

/ˈbɒsə ˈnəʊvə/
noun
1.
a dance similar to the samba, originating in Brazil
2.
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
Word Origin
C20: Portuguese, literally: new voice
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Word Origin and History for bossa-nova

bossa nova

1962, Brazilian style of music, from Portuguese, literally "new tendency."

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