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requinto

Syllabification: re·quin·to
Pronunciation: /ˌrāˈkēn(t)ō
 
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Definition of requinto in English:

noun (plural requintos)

(In Spanish-speaking regions) a small guitar, typically tuned a fifth higher than a standard guitar.
Example sentences
  • Ulises Bella is the band's most multi-talented addition, on tenor and baritone sax, piano, requinto harucho, guitar, bass, and clarinet.
  • The absolute easiest way to tune a requinto is with an inexpensive electronic fully chromatic tuner.

Origin

Spanish, literally 'second fifth subtracted from a quantity'.

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