balalaika

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noun bal·a·lai·ka \ˌba-lə-ˈlī-kə\

Definition of balalaika

  1. :  a usually 3-stringed instrument of Russian origin with a triangular body played by plucking or strumming

Origin and Etymology of balalaika

Russian


First Known Use: 1780


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