[kong-guh] /ˈkɒŋ gə/
noun, plural congas.
a Cuban ballroom dance that consists of three steps forward followed by a kick, characteristically performed by a group following a leader in a single line.
the music for this dance.
Also called conga drum. a tall, conical, Afro-Cuban drum played with the hands.
verb (used without object), congaed, congaing.
to dance a conga.
a Latin American dance of three steps and a kick to each bar, usually performed by a number of people in single file
Also called conga drum. a large tubular bass drum, used chiefly in Latin American and funk music and played with the hands
verb -gas, -gaing, -gaed
(intransitive) to dance the conga
1935, American Spanish, fem. of (danza) Congo “Congo (dance);” so called because it was assumed to be of African origin.
noun, Slang. 1. . noun phrase A confidence game; swindle; scam (1880s+) confidence game
[kong-guh-ree] /ˈkɒŋ gəˌri/ noun 1. a river flowing E in central South Carolina, joining with the Wateree River to form the Santee River. About 60 miles (97 km) long.
[kon-zhey, -jey; French kawn-zhey] /ˈkɒn ʒeɪ, -dʒeɪ; French kɔ̃ˈʒeɪ/ noun, plural congés [kon-zheyz, -jeyz; French kawn-zhey] /ˈkɒn ʒeɪz, -dʒeɪz; French kɔ̃ˈʒeɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. leave-taking; farewell. 2. permission to depart. 3. sudden dismissal. 4. a bow or obeisance. 5. Architecture. a concave molding, as an apophyge, formed by a quadrant curving away from a given […]
[kuh n-jeel] /kənˈdʒil/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing: The fat congealed on the top of the soup. 2. to curdle; coagulate, as a fluid. 3. to make or become fixed, as ideas, sentiments, or […]