cavaquinho

noun
ca·​va·​qui·​nho | \ ˌkavəˈkē(ˌ)nyü \
plural -s

Definition of cavaquinho

: a Brazilian stringed musical instrument somewhat smaller than a ukulele

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History and Etymology for cavaquinho

Portuguese, diminutive of cavaco piece of wood, from cavar to dig out, hollow out, from Latin cavare to hollow out

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“Cavaquinho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavaquinho. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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