noun gui·ro \ˈwē-(ˌ)rō, ˈgwir-(ˌ)ō\

Definition of guiro

  1. :  a percussion instrument of Latin American origin made of a serrated gourd and played by scraping a stick along its surface

Origin and Etymology of guiro

American Spanish güiro, literally, calabash

First Known Use: 1898

Learn More about guiro

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up guiro? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).