Definition of kalimba in English:

kalimba

Line breaks: ka|limba
Pronunciation: /kəˈlɪmbə
 
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noun

  • A type of African thumb piano.
    More 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.

Origin

1950s: a local word; related to marimba.

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