mariachi

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌmɑːrɪˈɑːtʃɪ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌmɑriˈɑtʃi/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(mär′ē ächē; Sp.rchē)


Inflections of 'mariachi' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": mariachis

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ma•ri•a•chi /ˌmɑriˈɑtʃi/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -chis. 
  1. Music and Dance[countable] a Mexican band made up of street musicians.
  2. Music, Music and Dance [countable] a member of a mariachi.
  3. Music and Dance [uncountable] the traditional Mexican music played by a mariachi.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ma•ri•a•chi  (mär′ē ächē; Sp.rchē),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl.  -chis (mär′ē ächē; Sp.rchē),USA pronunciation 
adj. 
  1. Music, Music and Dancepertaining to traditional Mexican dance music, usually played by a small band of strolling musicians dressed in native costumes.

n. 
  1. Music, Music and Dancea member of such a band.
  2. Music and Dancethe music played by such a band.
  • French mariage marriage; the music is said to have been played at weddings in the state of Jalisco, where it originated
  • Mexican Spanish mariache, mariachi, perh.
  • 1940–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
mariachi /ˌmɑːrɪˈɑːtʃɪ/ n
  1. a small ensemble of street musicians in Mexico
Etymology: 20th Century: from Mexican Spanish
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