Carioca



a modification of the samba.
the music for this dance.
a native of Rio de Janeiro.
Historical Examples

The barracks of the carioca are built, and the other barracks are prepared.
Journal of a Voyage to Brazil Maria Graham

The nickname of the inhabitants of Rio is carioca, from this fountain.
Journal of a Voyage to Brazil Maria Graham

But at once he rejected the idea, angry with himself, and hastened his step towards carioca square, there to take a tilbury.
Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

noun
a Brazilian dance similar to the samba
a piece of music composed for this dance

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