There are 2 definitions of Juba in English:

Juba

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒuːbə
 
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  • The capital of South Sudan, on the White Nile; population 250,000 (est. 2005).

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of Juba in English:

juba

Line breaks: juba
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒuːbə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A dance originating among plantation slaves in the southern US, featuring rhythmic handclapping and slapping of the thighs.
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    • Later Moses reveals more subtle changes in character, as when, in reaction to a shock, he begins to dance, ‘half juba, half jig’.
    • The term juba comes from the name of the chief drummer in the jubilee songs who pounded out the rhythms on celebration days of black culture.

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody