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lambada Line breaks: lam|bada
Pronunciation: /lamˈbɑːdə/

Definition of lambada in English:


A fast erotic Brazilian dance which couples perform in close physical contact.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with lambada

ardour (US ardor), armada, Bader, cadre, carder, cicada, Dalriada, enchilada, Garda, gelada, Granada, Haggadah, Hamada, intifada, larder, Masada, Nevada, panada, piña colada, pousada, promenader, retarder, Scheherazade, Theravada, Torquemada, tostada
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