marimba

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/məˈrɪmbə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/məˈrɪmbə/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mə rimbə)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ma•rim•ba /məˈrɪmbə/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -bas. 
  1. Music and Dancea musical instrument made up of a set of different-sized wooden bars that are struck with small hammers.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ma•rim•ba  (mə rimbə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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
  • Portuguese
  • 1695–1705

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
marimba /məˈrɪmbə/ n
  1. 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
Etymology: 18th Century: of West African origin
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