- a Latin American percussion instrument consisting of a set of hardwood plates placed over tuned metal resonators, played with two soft-headed sticks in each hand
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ma•rim•ba /məˈrɪmbə/USA pronunciation n.[countable], pl. -bas.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Music and Dancea musical instrument made up of a set of different-sized wooden bars that are struck with small hammers.
ma•rim•ba (mə rim′bə),USA pronunciation n.
- Music and Dancea musical instrument, originating in Africa but popularized and modified in Central America, consisting of a set of graduated wooden bars, often with resonators beneath to reinforce the sound, struck with mallets.
- Kimbundu or a related Bantu language; akin to kalimba
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marimba /məˈrɪmbə/ n
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