noun, plural congas.
a Cuban ballroom dance that consists of three steps forward followed by a kick, characteristically performed by a group following a leader in a single line.
the music for this dance.
Also called conga drum. a tall, conical, Afro-Cuban drum played with the hands.
verb (used without object), congaed, congaing.
to dance a conga.

1930–35; < Cuban Spanish Unabridged
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conga (ˈkɒŋɡə)
1.  a Latin American dance of three steps and a kick to each bar, usually performed by a number of people in single file
2.  Also called: conga drum a large tubular bass drum, used chiefly in Latin American and funk music and played with the hands
vb , -gas, -gaing, -gaed
3.  (intr) to dance the conga
[C20: from American Spanish, feminine of congo belonging to the Congo]

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Word Origin & History

1935, Amer.Sp. fem. of (danza) Congo "Congo (dance)," since it was assumed to be of African origin.
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Example sentences
As the show progresses, the cast prompt diners to toast the happy couple and join the conga line.
These sea creatures form underwater conga lines to get around.
Plena ensembles sometimes added a conga drum and a single maraca as well as a trumpet, clarinet or accordion.
As the evening wears on, the customers become the entertainment, often dancing on tables or forming conga lines.
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