American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs.
- n. music A Latin American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs, as a rhythm instrument.
- n. slang, in the plural breasts
- n. a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd containing pebbles or beans; often played in pairs
- From Portuguese, derived from Old Tupi maráka or Guaraní mbaraka. (Wiktionary)
- Portuguese maracá, probably from Tupi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Blind cricket uses a bearings-filled plastic ball that rattles like a maraca, allowing players to locate it as it bounces on the ground.”
“Of special note: rhythm was provided by a maraca fashioned from Advil capsules rattling against the inside a diaphragm carrying case.”
“Recently on Offworld, One More Go columnist Margaret Robertson claims Sega owe her £400 for all the money she's sunk in to Sega's maraca-based rhythm game Samba De Amigo over the years, only to get something always broken in return.”
“This trio of young ones from Melbourne, Australia makes a primitive, minimalist form of noise rock (vocalist Jonnine Standish's percussion instrument is a single maraca and a floor tom).”
“Give them a maraca, a rubber band and a Swiss army knife, and the group will give you a dance-floor hit.”
“Awl nite ai dreamt dat ai wuz uh member ob an awl maraca band.”
“Actually, I was pretty disturbed when it came to the butterflies in my stomach region doing a maraca rumba.”
“Calling him Barack --- it would not be long until other candidates 'advisers and their media friends would be making freudian slips calling him maraca --- in an obvious attempt to cause confusion about whether he is some sort of central american drug kingpin.”
“In Seattle for the first time, the Mississippians bought a new feathered ukulele and stimulated the local smile economy with troubadour storytelling, singalongs, whistling harmonies, and a drummer playing his floor tom with a maraca.”
“Ai conga imajin wut sort ob wurld dis wuld bii iffn ai culdn listen tew maraca musik.”
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Lista de palabras en espaÃ±ol que tienen una sÃ³la vocal y con mÃ¡s de tres sÃlabas.
Percussion instruments, excluding stringed ones such as piano, with drums, gongs, and bells tagged. Only mononyms are listed, so hi-hat and tom-tom are out. A gamelan is an assemblage of percussion...
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