Definition of zambra in English:



  • A kind of flamenco dance.

    • ‘In some of the caves, flamenco singing and dancing spectacles, known as zambras, are staged.’
    • ‘It was in these caves that the flamenco zambras were held: raucous, spontaneous, communal shows which would often last the entire night.’
    • ‘He would listen to flamenco ever since he was a child, as zambras are very popular there, and this would interest him.’
    • ‘If the zambra has origins in the past we have considered these zambra songs as a relatively new work from the post-war years, with which an exotic, Moorish military atmosphere was created.’


Late 17th century: Spanish.