marimba

noun ma·rim·ba \ mə-ˈrim-bə \

Definition of marimba

: a xylophone of southern Africa and Central America with resonators beneath each bar; also : a modern form of this instrument

marimbist

play \-bist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of marimba

of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu marimba xylophone


MARIMBA Defined for English Language Learners

marimba

noun

Definition of marimba for English Language Learners

  • : a wooden musical instrument that is similar to a xylophone


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