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  1. kumbaya(Noun)

    The title of the etymological folk song, used with varying degrees of sincerity or sarcasm to refer to the song's evocations of spiritual unity and interpersonal harmony.

  2. Origin: From . Apparently a corruption of the English phrase "come by here" in a spiritual song.

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  1. Kumbaya

    "Kumbaya" or "Kumbayah" — is a spiritual song from the 1930s. It became a standard campfire song in Scouting and summer camps, and enjoyed broader popularity during the folk revival of the 1960s. The song was originally associated with human and spiritual unity, closeness and compassion, and it still is, but more recently it is also cited or alluded to in satirical or cynical ways which suggest false moralizing, hypocrisy, or naively optimistic views of the world and human nature.

Editors Contribution

  1. kumbaya

    Peace on earth.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 15, 2019  

How to pronounce kumbaya?

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How to say kumbaya in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kumbaya in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kumbaya in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of kumbaya in a Sentence

  1. Andra Gillespie:

    You can't talk about people getting shot by cops and not talk about race. You can't talk about the President's comments and be kumbaya and expect people to take you seriously.

  2. Rebekah Dodson:

    It's just been like a giant kumbaya party, strangers are playing cards. A teenager played his ukulele to kids to get them to sleep. Ladies who have never met before were dancing in aisles.

Images & Illustrations of kumbaya

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