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marimba (n.)

kind of deep-toned xylophone, originally in Africa, 1704, from an African language, probably from the Bantu group (compare Kimbundu and Swahili marimba, malimba, name of a xylophone-like instrument).

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Definitions of marimba

marimba (n.)
a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets;
Synonyms: xylophone
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