carioca carioca  /ˌkɛ ri ˈoʊ kə/


  1. (n) a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro
  2. (n) music composed for dancing the carioca
  3. (n) a lively ballroom dance that resembles the samba


  1. PTI Correspondent Donald Newton arrived a half hour early, and took up his stand before a restaurant on the square, the Taverna Carioca.
  2. Expected to exclaim about the charms of the carioca moas, Mike could only grunt about the weather.
  3. Now then, a rumor that favelados are about to descend from the hill in plundering hordes puts fear into carioca hearts.


  • Beyonce Performs Brazil's 'Ah Lelek Lek Lek' Dance

    "Ah Lelek Lek Lek" has been taking Brazil by storm. The funk carioca -- a sort of Brazilian electro funk -- track by the group MC Federado and Os Leleks has become Brazil's answer to America's twerking obsession and South Korea's "Gangnam Style" dance. Released in 2012, the "Passinho do Volante (Ah Lelek Lek Lek)" track gained more fuel after a homemade music video hit YouTube in January with an ...
    on September 14, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine


  1. "Romario will be player and coach until the end of the Guanabara Cup (the first half of the Carioca tournament)," said Miranda. "That is definite. Maybe he will continue a while longer." "If the tribunal maintains the suspension, he...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Eurico Miranda Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "All the teams have heavily invested. The Carioca Championship will be a reference point for the whole year. It will be a great state-wide tournament, especially because Flamengo has the opportunity to tie Fluminense for the number of titles won....
    on Dec 30, 2007 By: Joel Santana Source: Xinhua

  3. "The league system in Brazil is completely different from Europe," says Lutz. "From January till May every year the highest leagues are seperated in diferent areas, eg Campeonato Carioca, Paulista, Catarinense, Gaucho etc. I am playing in the...
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Lutz Pfannenstiel Source:

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