carioca

carioca

[kar-ee-oh-kuh]
noun
1.
a modification of the samba.
2.
the music for this dance.

Origin:
1930–35; after Carioca

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Carioca

[kar-ee-oh-kuh; Portuguese kah-ree-aw-kuh]
noun
a native of Rio de Janeiro.

Origin:
1820–30; < Brazilian Portuguese < Tupi, equivalent to cari white + oca house or boca descendant of

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carioca (ˌkærɪˈəʊkə)
 
n
1.  a Brazilian dance similar to the samba
2.  a piece of music composed for this dance
 
[C19: from Brazilian Portuguese]

Cariocan or Carioca (ˌkærɪˈəʊkən)
 
n
a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Carioca or Carioca
 
n

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