how to pronounce samba


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the above transcription of samba is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

samba is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of samba in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… everywhere instead of samba dancers the …”

meanings of samba


  1. A Brazilian musical genre, to which the aforementioned dance is danced, which has its roots in West Africa via the slave trade.
  2. A Brazilian ballroom dance or dance style.


  1. To dance the samba.

samba frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word samba occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics samba can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that samba can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to samba


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