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kalimba Line breaks: ka|limba
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪmbə/

Definition of kalimba in English:


A type of African thumb piano.
Example sentences
  • The variety of assembled instruments included a sitar, a penny whistle, a few accordions, a Celtic and a Mexican harp, an African kalimba and a Chinese dizi.
  • His music is an accessible blend of African drums, mouth harp, flute, kalimba, kora and several other instruments.
  • Painted in rather garish hot pink and viridian green, the cluster includes a tortoise shell, a bass and trombone from a mariachi band, a gourd kalimba, a shark's jaw and a horse's tail.


1950s: a local word; related to marimba.

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