maraca

noun ma·ra·ca \ mə-ˈrä-kə , -ˈra- \

Definition of maraca

:a rattle usually made from a gourd that is used as a percussion instrument

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Origin and Etymology of maraca

Portuguese maracá, from Tupi maraká


MARACA Defined for English Language Learners

maraca

noun

Definition of maraca for English Language Learners

  • : a musical instrument with a handle and a round hollow top that is filled with beads, beans, etc., and is shaken to make noise


MARACA Defined for Kids

maraca

noun ma·ra·ca \ mə-ˈrä-kə , -ˈra- \

Definition of maraca for Students

:a musical rhythm instrument made of a dried gourd with seeds or pebbles inside that is usually played in pairs by shaking

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