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mariachi

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noun ma·ri·a·chi \ˌmär-ē-ˈä-chē, ˌmer-\

Simple Definition of mariachi

  • : a type of lively Mexican street music played by a band of trumpets and guitars

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mariachi

  1. 1 :  a Mexican street band; also :  a musician belonging to such a band

  2. 2 :  the music performed by a mariachi

Origin of mariachi

Mexican Spanish, perhaps modification of French mariage marriage


First Known Use: 1927


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