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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒŋɡəʊ/

noun (plural bongos)

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Each of a joined pair of small deep-bodied drums, typically held between the knees and played with the fingers.
Example sentences
  • The tabla is sort of a cross between the bongos and snare drum.
  • The first track ‘Una Cancion,’ with it's echoed bongos, steel drums and chilled vocals, will help you forget just how cold it is outside.
  • ‘Sinner Man ‘is a Tamla tornado of sitars, trumpets, bongos and guitars.’

Origin

1920s: from Latin American Spanish bongó.

Words that rhyme with bongo

Congo, drongo, Kongo, pongo

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒŋɡəʊ/

noun (plural same or bongos)

A forest antelope that has a chestnut coat with narrow white vertical stripes, native to central Africa.
  • Tragelaphus euryceros, family Bovidae
Example sentences
  • Africa's mountain bongo antelopes are teetering on the brink of extinction because of deforestation and poaching.
  • These rich foreigners want to be sure that they will find a bongo during a fairly brief visit.
  • Sapo National Park is Liberia's only national park and one of the last rainforest refuges for bongo antelopes and forest elephants

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Kikongo.

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