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Meaning of marimba

ma•rim•ba

Pronunciation: (mu-rim'bu), [key]
— n.
  1. a musical instrument, originating in Africa but popularized and modified in Central America, consisting of a set of graduated wooden bars, often with resonators beneath to reinforce the sound, struck with mallets.
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