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balalaika

noun bal·a·lai·ka \ˌba-lə-ˈlī-kə\

Definition of BALALAIKA

:  a usually 3-stringed instrument of Russian origin with a triangular body played by plucking or strumming

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Origin of BALALAIKA

Russian
First Known Use: 1780

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

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