noun ma·ra·ca \mə-ˈrä-kə, -ˈra-\

: a musical instrument with a handle and a round hollow top that is filled with beads, beans, etc., and is shaken to make noise

Full Definition of MARACA

:  a rattle usually made from a gourd that is used as a percussion instrument

Origin of MARACA

Portuguese maracá, from Tupi maraká
First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with MARACA

MARACAS Defined for Kids


noun ma·ra·ca \mə-ˈrä-kə, -ˈra-\

Definition of MARACA for Kids

:  a musical rhythm instrument made of a dried gourd with seeds or pebbles inside that is usually played in pairs by shaking


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