Definition of charango in English:

charango

Line breaks: cha|rango
Pronunciation: /tʃəˈraŋgəʊ
 
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noun (plural charangos)

  • A small Andean guitar, traditionally made from an armadillo shell.
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    • Instead, on lonely curves, we'd pass a young man in a tall, conical knitted hat and a bright embroidered jacket, walking along playing a tiny guitar, a charango, to himself.
    • Originally, the soundbox of the charango was made from the shell of an armadillo, which gave it a unique sound and appearance.
    • The haunting sound of the large pan pipes, the melodious sound of the charango and the moving atmosphere created by the violin bring this diverse repertoire beautifully together.

Origin

1920s: from South American Spanish.

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