Meaning of cha-cha

cha-cha

Pronunciation: (chä'chä"), [key]
— n., pl. v., -chas, -chaed, -cha•ing.
—n.
  1. a fast ballroom dance of Latin American origin, similar to the mambo, that follows a rhythmic pattern based upon a quick three-step movement.
—v.i.
  1. to dance the cha-cha.
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