Definition of marimba in English:

marimba

Line breaks: ma|rimba
Pronunciation: /məˈrɪmbə
 
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noun

  • A deep-toned xylophone of African origin.
    More example sentences
    • Here the group combines trombone, a simplistic guitar line, and what sounds like either a marimba or a xylophone.
    • However, the decay on real xylophones and marimbas is so long that the counterpoint gets muddied.
    • It also has a small number of strings and a sizable percussion section which includes marimbas, steel drums and an African drum called a Djembe.

Origin

early 18th century: from Kimbundu, perhaps via Portuguese.

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