: a musical instrument of Brazil that consists of a gourd resonator and a single string which is struck with a stick

Word History


Brazilian Portuguese, from Portuguese, Jew's harp

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of berimbau was in 1964

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“Berimbau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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