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capoeira (ˌkæpʊˈeɪrə Pronunciation for capoeira



  1. a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil

Word Origin

C20: from Portuguese

Example Sentences Including 'capoeira'

I wanted to return, learn capoeira and really get involved with the place.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
In capoeira , barefooted participants are called players.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
In my classes I teach very serious and powerful techniques, many of which are from kung fu, judo, and capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial art).
Quinn, Khaleghl Stand Your Ground
It's beautiful," said Ferreira, who's been doing capoeira for 15 years and left Brazil 15 months ago to teach in our city.
Edmonton Sun (2003)


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