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marimba

play
noun ma·rim·ba \mə-ˈrim-bə\

Simple Definition of marimba

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

marimbist

play \-bist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of marimba

of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu marimba xylophone


First Known Use: 1704


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