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Meaning of "Makeba" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MAKEBA

Makeba  [məˈkeɪbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAKEBA

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Makeba is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MAKEBA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Makeba

Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award-winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s, she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. She is best known for the song "Pata Pata", first recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S. in 1967. She recorded and toured with many popular artists, such as Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, and her former husband Hugh Masekela. Makeba campaigned against the South African system of apartheid. The South African government responded by revoking her passport in 1960 and her citizenship and right of return in 1963. As the apartheid system crumbled she returned home for the first time in 1990. Makeba died of a heart attack on 9 November 2008 after performing in a concert in Italy organised to support writer Roberto Saviano in his stand against the Camorra, a mafia-like organisation local to the region of Campania.

Definition of Makeba in the English dictionary

The definition of Makeba in the dictionary is Miriam. 1932–2008, South African singer and political activist; banned from South Africa from 1960 to 1990.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAKEBA


belabour
bɪˈleɪbə
caber
ˈkeɪbə
ceiba
ˈseɪbə
Ghebre
ˈɡeɪbə
kebar
ˈkeɪbə
labor
ˈleɪbə
labour
ˈleɪbə
labours
ˈleɪbə
neighbor
ˈneɪbə
neighbour
ˈneɪbə
nonlabor
ˌnɒnˈleɪbə
saber
ˈseɪbə
sabre
ˈseɪbə
tabor
ˈteɪbə
tabour
ˈteɪbə
weber
ˈveɪbə
zeitgeber
ˈtsaɪtˌɡeɪbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAKEBA

Makedhonia
makefast
makeless
makeover
maker
makeshift
makeweight
Makeyevka
Makhachkala
maki
makimono
making
makings
Makkah
mako
mako-mako
makunouchi
Makurdi

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAKEBA

ameba
amoeba
Bathsheba
Beersheba
endameba
endamoeba
entameba
entamoeba
gleba
myxamoeba
peba
Queen of Sheba
Sheba
zareba
zareeba

Synonyms and antonyms of Makeba in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Makeba» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAKEBA

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Translator English - Chinese

马凯巴
1,325 millions of speakers

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Makeba
570 millions of speakers

English

Makeba
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Makeba
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ماكيبا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Makeba
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Makeba
270 millions of speakers

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Makeba
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Makeba
220 millions of speakers

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Makeba
190 millions of speakers

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Makeba
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マケバ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Makeba
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Makeba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Makeba
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மகேபா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेकबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Makeba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Makeba
65 millions of speakers

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Makeba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Makeba
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Makeba
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Μακέμπα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Makeba
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Makeba
10 millions of speakers
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Makeba
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Makeba

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAKEBA»

Discover the use of Makeba in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Makeba and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Makeba: The Miriam Makeba Story
The autobiography of the legendary South African singer and political activist known as "Mama Africa". "A cry of the heart. No one can fail to be moved".-- Boston Herald. 16 pages of photos.
Miriam Makeba, Nomsa Mwamuka, 2004
2
Makeba: My Story
The renowned South African singer and political activist recounts her life--a life that encompasses the splendor of international acclaim, bitter personal tragedy, and political intrigue and violence
Miriam Makeba, James Hall, 1988
3
Finding Makeba
Acclaim is author Ben Crestfield's reward, but guilt is his penance as his muse removes him from the responsibilities of fatherhood . . . until his teenage daughter, Makeba, shows up at a book signing.
Alexs D. Pate, 1999
4
Tribute to Jonathan Makeba
This newenterprise was introduced to us by a Mr. Jonathan Swift Makeba, the president of a small agricultural mining company in Burkina Faso. The name of that company is Burkina Société Minière – BSM. I could say that it more orless exists ...
Altair Maia, 2014
5
Ebony
Jomo Kenyatta, President of Kenya African National Union and Kenya's "M'zay" ( beloved elder), presents Miriam to crowd at Kaloleni Hall as Tom Mboya smiles. MIRIAM Unable to go home, vocalist THE magic that is Miriam Makeba, singer of  ...
6
The Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography
Makeba, Miriam Makeba, (Zensi) Miriam (1932-). South African singer. Miriam Makeba was born in Prospect township, outside Johannesburg, a member of the Xhosa people. She began singing in the choir at her Methodist school, and gave  ...
Jennifer S. Uglow, Frances Hinton, Maggy Hendry, 1999
7
Dictionary of African Biography
54 MAKEBA, MIRIAM ZENZI (present-day Zimbabwe), and the Belgian Congo ( present-day Democratic Republic of Congo). In 1956 Makeba started recording with her all-female close-harmony group the Skylarks, and in 1959 she took the ...
Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong, Henry Louis Gates, 2012
8
Do What You Gotta Do: Black Women Entertainers and Civil ...
57. for “the only entertainer,” see Bracker, “Xhosa Songstress,” p. 32; for “a fascinating and exotic performer,” see Alan Barnes, liner notes, Miriam Makeba, The World OfMiriam Makeba (RCA, 1963). For “our Miriam,” see “Miriam: Star of Venice ...
Ruth Feldstein, 2013
9
Beyond Memory: Recording the History, Moments and Memories ...
like Makeba, My Story and nomsa Mwamuka's Makeba – The Miriam Makeba Story. She also featured in Nightingales And Nice-time Girls. In 2005 when I learned that the star whose career highlights include performing in front of kings and ...
Max Mojapelo, Sello Galane, 2008
10
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African ...
Throughout her life and singing career, Miriam Zenzi Makeba has used her voice, which journalist Michael A. Hiltzik described as having “the clarity of a Joan Baez with the timing and throaty authority of a SARAH VAUGHAN,” to draw the ...
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAKEBA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Makeba is used in the context of the following news items.
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DANCE REVIEW: Thodos Dance Chicago's "New Dances …
McGinnis' "Miriam" followed the course of its three Miriam Makeba songs — which meant that, when Makeba's duet partner laughed throughout ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Screening and book launch of 'Africa's Lost Gems' - Screen Africa
It contains one of the most iconic scenes of anti-apartheid South African cinema: a young Miriam Makeba singing in a room surrounded by ... «Screen Africa, Jul 15»
3
Be the change, says culture entrepreneur | Travel & Food | BDlive
Miriam Makeba and those people used to go into the shebeens and relieve people from the tensions of those days, and today, look, they are ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
4
Kanda Bongo Man's revolutionary sounds travel to SA
Since a young age, I have followed the music of Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela and later Mbongeni Ngema. Even today, the younger ... «Mail & Guardian Online, Jul 15»
5
Explaining the Appeal of the Song 'Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika' Across …
... when large crowds sing in unison, like at the Ladysmith Black Mambazo concert in the mid-1980s, featuring Miriam Makeba and Paul Simon:. «Global Voices Online, Jul 15»
6
Always & Forever - A Tribute to Luther Vandross
... Nonhlanhla has worked with many local greats including, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Sibongile Khumalo, Lebo M and more and been ... «Artslink.co.za News, Jul 15»
7
Jukebox Thursday: Celebrating Nelson Mandela through music
... Straits, Simple Minds, George Michael, Whitney Houston, UB40, Aswad, Sly and Robbie, Bee Gees, Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela. «The Citizen, Jul 15»
8
Court date set for accused Emanuel AME gunman in Charleston …
Co-counsel Samuel Makeba said he was "cautiously optimistic" the gag order would be lifted next week. “The Post and Courier has no interest ... «ABC NEWS 4, Jul 15»
9
Youth Must Learn From Soul Brothers - Mthethwa
... and that is why they still talk about Mariam Makeba's Phatha Phatha, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Soul Brothers," Mthethwa said. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
10
Awards celebrate women
... in the media and the Miriam Makeba Lifetime Achievement Award. ... of birthing our new democracy with women such as Miriam Makeba, ... «The New Age Online, Jul 15»

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