marimba definition

  • noun:
    • a big wood percussion instrument with resonators, resembling a xylophone.
    • A musical tool comparable to a xylophone but better in pitch.
    • A musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars producing music tones when struck.
    • An African drum formed of some strips of wood of various sizes producing different notes when hit by a hammer. The sound can be strengthened by resonators created from calabashes placed underneath.
    • when you look at the Kongo area and Angola, a name of a musical tool with iron tips; the sansa.
    • a percussion instrument with wood bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale in accordance with resonators; used small mallets

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