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vuvuzela Line breaks: vu¦vu|zela
Pronunciation: /vuːvəˈzɛlə/

Definition of vuvuzela in English:


( trademark in the UK)
A long horn blown by fans at soccer matches in South Africa.
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, she urged the 2010 organisers to consider ways to minimise the potential harmful effects of vuvuzelas.
  • People lined the streets, lustily blowing vuvuzelas or shouting encouragement.
  • I showed Jubilee, an automated vuvuzela from my 2006 Cape Town show ' Promised land '.


Perhaps from Zulu.

Words that rhyme with vuvuzela

Adela, bailer, bailor, baler, Benguela, bewailer, derailleur, hailer, inhaler, jailer, loudhailer, mailer, nailer, railer, retailer, sailer, sailor, scaler, Scheele, shillelagh, tailor, Taylor, trailer, Venezuela, wailer, whaler

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