Definition of lambada in English:

lambada

Syllabification: lam·ba·da
Pronunciation: /lamˈbädə
 
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noun

  • A fast, erotic Brazilian dance that couples perform with their stomachs touching.
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    • If you can waltz, do the tango or even the lambada why not join Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing at Twirles Leisure Complex in Northfleet?
    • Movies, television, and theatrical productions depict Brazilians as doing little else than dancing the lambada and the samba (popular Brazilian dances) and participating in their world famous street parties.
    • In fact, the word lambada is an obscure Brazilian Portuguese word, and refers to the wave like motion induced in a whip.

Origin

1980s: Portuguese, literally 'a beating', from lambar 'to beat'.

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