Definition of montuno in English:

montuno

noun

  • An improvised passage in a rumba.

    • ‘During the faster montuno section of the dance, the dancers may open up into moves where they don't face each other if they wish’
    • ‘It is the montuno that went on to ultimately develop into Salsa which is popular all over the world today.’
    • ‘On the cha cha cha ‘Escucha El Ritmo’, Oscar Hernandez gets to play some really nice montuno and jazz chops.’

Origin

Mid 20th century: American Spanish, native to mountains, wild.

Pronunciation:

montuno

/mänˈto͞onō/