(redirected from rumbaing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


, rhumba
1. a rhythmic and syncopated Cuban dance in duple time
2. a ballroom dance derived from this
3. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance



a ballroom dance of Mexican origin using elements of Cuban folk dance with a sharply syncopated rhythm. The rumba became popular in the late 1920’s in the USA and Western Europe. The musical measure is 4/4, and the tempo is moderate with a sharp increase in the last part.


A popular family of PC-to-host connectivity programs from NetManage, Inc., Cupertino, CA ( Acquired in 1999 from Wall Data Inc., the RUMBA software gives desktop PC users access to virtually any host across any network. Rumba supports Windows and OS/2 clients connected to IBM mainframes, AS/400s, VAXes, HP, Unix and other hosts via coax adapters, twinax cards or the network.