steel marimba

noun

Definition of steel marimba

: an instrument resembling a marimba but having bars of metal rather than wood

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First Known Use of steel marimba

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Steel marimba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steel%20marimba. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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