zanza

noun zan·za \ˈzanzə\
variants: or

sansa

\ˈsan(t)sə\ less commonly

zanze

\ˈzanzə\

Definition of zanza

plural

-s

  1. :  an African musical instrument consisting of graduated sets of tongues of wood or metal inserted into and resonated by a wooden box and sounded by plucking with the fingers or thumbs

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Origin and Etymology of zanza

Arabic ṣanj castanets, cymbals, from Persian sanj


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