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marimba

marimba

noun ma·rim·ba \mə-ˈrim-bə\

: a wooden musical instrument that is similar to a xylophone

Full Definition of MARIMBA

:  a xylophone of southern Africa and Central America with resonators beneath each bar; also :  a modern form of this instrument
ma·rim·bist \-bist\ noun

Origin of MARIMBA

of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu marimba xylophone
First Known Use: 1704

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