Definition of mariachi in English:

mariachi

Line breaks: mari|achi
Pronunciation: /ˌmarɪˈɑːtʃi
 
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noun (plural mariachis)

[as modifier]
  • 1Denoting a type of traditional Mexican folk music, performed by a small group of strolling musicians.
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    • Their most eclectic record to date, Sea Of No Cares is the result of the quartet experimenting with flamenco guitars and mariachi trumpets.
    • While in Mexico he heard a mariachi tune called ‘Frenesi.’
    • The show closed with a rousing mariachi finale.
  • 1.1A musician in a group performing mariachi music: a town where roving mariachis still appear on Saturday nights [as modifier]: a mariachi band
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    • Members of the University of Texas Show Band will perform, as will mariachis from Brownsville.
    • During the period of study, the mariachis performed at the Arizona State Senate, the International Mariachi Festival, and numerous local concerts.
    • It is a custom to have a band or group of mariachis playing at this final ceremony.

Origin

from Mexican Spanish mariache, mariachi 'street singer'.

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