mariachi

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noun ma·ri·a·chi \ˌmär-ē-ˈä-chē, ˌmer-\

Definition of mariachi

  1. 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. 2 :  the music performed by a mariachi

Origin and Etymology of mariachi

Mexican Spanish, perhaps modification of French mariage marriage


First Known Use: 1927


MARIACHI Defined for English Language Learners

mariachi

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noun ma·ri·a·chi \ˌmär-ē-ˈä-chē, ˌmer-\

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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