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Zumba Line breaks: Zumba
Pronunciation: /ˈzʊmbə/

Definition of Zumba in English:


[mass noun] trademark
An aerobic fitness programme featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.
Example sentences
  • The companies paid $10,000 to sponsor exercise classes that draw up to 150 participants a session for yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and urban dance.
  • Zumba is a one-of-a-kind exercise program that pairs Latin rhythms with red-hot international dance steps so you can have a blast as you party your way into shape.
  • A friend has just told me about Zumba.


Early 21st century: an invented word.

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