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marimba

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noun ma·rim·ba \mə-ˈrim-bə\

Simple Definition of marimba

  • : a wooden musical instrument that is similar to a xylophone

Full Definition of marimba

  1. :  a xylophone of southern Africa and Central America with resonators beneath each bar; also :  a modern form of this instrument

ma·rim·bist play \-bist\ noun

Origin of marimba

of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu marimba xylophone


First Known Use: 1704


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