chirimia

noun
chi·​ri·​mia | \ ˌchirəˈmēə \
variants: or chirimilla \ -​ē(y)ə \
plural -s

Definition of chirimia

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

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History and Etymology for chirimia

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

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“Chirimia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chirimia. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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