chirimia

noun chi·ri·mia \ˌchirəˈmēə\
variants: or

chirimilla

\-ē(y)ə\

Definition of chirimia

plural

-s

  1. :  a high-pitched oboe of Spain and Spanish America, especially of the more remote areas of these countries

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Origin and Etymology of chirimia

Spanish chirimia, chirimilla, modification (influenced by charamela, a wind instrument) of Middle French chalemie — more at shawm


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