Definition of Marimba

1. Noun. A percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets.

Exact synonyms: Xylophone
Generic synonyms: Percussion Instrument, Percussive Instrument
Derivative terms: Xylophonist



Definition of Marimba

1. n. A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical tones when struck.

Definition of Marimba

1. Noun. A musical instrument similar to a xylophone but clearer in pitch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marimba

1. a percussion instrument [n -S]

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marimba (current term)
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Literary usage of Marimba

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1. Primitive Music: An Inquiry Into the Origin and Development of Music, Songs by Richard Wallaschek (1893)
"Mr. Froebel saw at Telica an improved marimba, the construction of which had evidently been influenced by Europeans. Instead of gourds or calabash shells ..."

2. Primitive Music: An Inquiry Into the Origin and Development of Music, Songs by Richard Wallaschek (1893)
"Mr. Froebel saw at Telica an improved marimba, the construction of which had evidently been influenced by Europeans. Instead of gourds or calabash shells ..."

3. Life in Brazil by Thomas Ewbank (1856)
"CHAPTER X. The marimba. — Procession announced. — Unloading Lime-boats. ... I took the opportunity of examining the popular marimba. ..."

4. Technical Reports and Scientific Papers by Imperial Institute (Great Britain), Frederick Augustus Abel (1903)
"marimba, No. G.—This powdered mineral consisted chiefly of weathered ... marimba, No. 7.—This is a siliceous rock containing crystals of iron pyrites. ..."

5. The Capitals of Spanish America by William Eleroy Curtis (1888)
"... are slender and supple in girlhood, and the scanty garments, sleeveless, and reaching only from the shoulders to the knees, disclose every THE marimba. ..."

6. Three Years in the Pacific: Including Notices of Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru by William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger (1834)
"... d'Ouvidor—marimba—Abdication of Dom Pedro—Regency of Pedro II. MANY years ago, I met in Brazil, an Austrian gentleman, who, having spent several years ..."

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