noun (plural bongos)
Each of a joined pair of small deep-bodied drums, typically held between the knees and played with the fingers.
- 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.’
1920s: from Latin American Spanish bongó.
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
- 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
mid 19th century: from Kikongo.