Etymology
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balalaika (n.)

stringed instrument with a triangular body, 1788, from Russian balalaika, said to be related to balabolit' "to chatter, babble," an imitative word.

updated on September 09, 2012

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Definitions of balalaika from WordNet

balalaika (n.)
a stringed instrument that has a triangular body and three strings;
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