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Noun: carioca  ,ker-ee'ow-ku [N. Amer], ,ka-ree'ow-ku [Brit]
  1. Music composed for dancing the carioca
  2. A lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba
Noun: Carioca  ,ker-ee'ow-ku [N. Amer], ,ka-ree'ow-ku [Brit]
  1. A native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro

Derived forms: cariocas, Cariocas

Type of: ballroom dance, ballroom dancing, Brazilian, dance music

Part of: Rio, Rio de Janeiro

Encyclopedia: Carioca