Definition of mariachi
1 : a small, strolling, Mexican band consisting usually of trumpeters, guitarists, and violinists; also : a musician belonging to such a band —often used before another noun
2 : the music performed by a mariachi
Recent Examples of mariachi from the Web
The music program at Southwest Middle has grown to about 150 students who participate in beginning and advanced mariachi, steel drum, African drum and the marching drum bands.
There will be cooking demos by the Blue Zones Project and performances of ballet folklorico as well as a kid’s play area sponsored by Rosa’s Cafe, and mariachis from two Fort Worth high schools, vendors and more.
To help celebrate Mothers’ Day with the whole family there will be live mariachis, free flowers to all mothers and special gifts for a special mom.
A giant robot piloted by Mr. Trump — and looking quite a bit like him — attacks them, leading to fights with a mariachi, a cowardly diplomat, the Virgin Mary (sort of) and a chicken. See the short here. ‘
A man charged with trying to smuggle four Chinese nationals stuffed into the trunk of his car from Mexico into San Diego two weeks ago turned out to be the son of Grammy Award-winning mariachi Pepe Aguilar.
The granddaddy of DFW patios is actually several lush patios that seem to stretch on forever, with strolling mariachis providing some entertainment.
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Origin and Etymology of mariachi
Mexican Spanish, perhaps modification of French mariage marriage
First Known Use: 1927See Words from the same year
MARIACHI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mariachi for English Language Learners
: a type of lively Mexican street music played by a band of trumpets and guitars
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