cuica

noun
cui·​ca | \ ˈkwēkə \
plural -s

Definition of cuica

: a Brazilian rhythm instrument consisting of a drumhead vibrated by oscillating a rosined string that has been placed through a hole made in it

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History and Etymology for cuica

Portuguese, literally, cavy, from Guarani; from its squealing sound

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“Cuica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuica. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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