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bongo

play
noun bon·go \ˈbäŋ-(ˌ)gō, ˈbȯŋ-\

Definition of bongo

plural bongos also bongoes

  1. :  one of a pair of small connected drums of different sizes and pitches played with the hands

bon·go·ist play \-ˌgō-ist\ noun


Origin of bongo

American Spanish bongó


First Known Use: 1920


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bongo

noun bon·go

Definition of bongo

plural bongo or bongos

  1. :  an African antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus syn. Boocerus euryceros) that is chestnut red with narrow white vertical stripes and is found in forests from Sierra Leone to Kenya



Origin of bongo

probably from Kele (Bantu language of Gabon)


First Known Use: 1861


BONGO Defined for Kids

bongo

play
noun bon·go \ˈbäŋ-gō, ˈbȯŋ-gō\

Definition of bongo

plural bongos also bongoes

  1. :  either of a pair of small drums that are joined together and played with the hands




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