Definition of Berimbau

1. Noun. (musical instruments) A musical instrument, consisting of a gourd (as resonator) and a single wire stretched along a pole, used in Brazil ¹



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Definition of Berimbau

1. a Brazilian musical instrument [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Berimbau

bergslagite
bergylt
bergylts
berhyme
berhymed
berhymes
berhyming
beribbon
beribboned
beribboning
beribbons
beriberi
beriberi heart
beriberis
berimbau (current term)
berimbaus
berime
berimed
berimes
beriming
berine
beringed
berisp
berk
berkelium
berkeliums
berks
berley
berleys

Literary usage of Berimbau

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys (2000)
"As the sparring intensified, the rhythm of the berimbau increased, and so, too, the excitement of the spectators. Almost all 280 people of the village were ..."

2. Brazil by Anton Jakob, Fernanda Cordoeiro, Claus Jäke (2000)
"berimbau: A single-string musical instrument of African origin made of a hol- lowed-out ... The berimbau is used to beat out the cadences and rhythms of the ..."

3. Brazil by Dan Colwell (2000)
"... dance-like kung-fu routine between two performers, carried out to the accompaniment of the rhythmic percussion of the berimbau. With lots of leaping, ..."

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