Definition of conga noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋɡə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋɡə//
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  1. 1 a fast dance in which the dancers follow a leader in a long winding line, with each person holding on to the person in front; a piece of music for this dance
  2. 2 (also conga drum) a tall narrow drum that you play with your hands See related entries: Musical instruments
  3. Word Origin1930s: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish, feminine of congo ‘Congolese’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conga