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cha-cha-cha \cha-cha-cha\ n. same as cha-cha.

Syn: cha-cha. [WordNet 1.5] ||


n. cha-cha


n. a modern ballroom dance from Latin America; small steps and swaying movements of the hips [syn: cha-cha]


Cha cha cha may refer to:

  • Cha-cha-chá (music), a style of Cuban dance music
  • Cha-cha-cha (dance), a Latin American dance accompanying the music
Cha-cha-cha (dance)

The cha-cha-chá, or simply cha-cha, is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. This rhythm was developed from the danzón-mambo. The name of the dance is an onomatopoeia derived from the shuffling sound of the dancers' feet.

Cha-cha-chá (music)

Chachachá is a genre of Cuban music. It has been a popular dance music which developed from the Danzón-mambo in the early 1950s, and became widely popular throughout the entire world.

Usage examples of "cha-cha-cha".

I kept them playing through the break with a couple of hundred dollar bills, and we did rhumbas and cha-cha-chas and all kinds of stuff I'd never have been caught dead doing before.