from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A street band in Mexico.
- n. The music performed by such a band.
- n. A musician belonging to such a band.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to a traditional form of Mexican music, either sung or purely instrumental.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a band playing such music, or to the singers of such songs.
- n. A group that plays mariachi music.
- n. A member of such a group.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a group of street musicians in Mexico
The word "mariachi" is believed to have originated in their language.
Maybe you already know this but mariachi is not a generic term for all Mexican music.
A pot-bellied Catrín (the male version, its name meaning "a dandy") clothed in mariachi garb holds a rooster; a small platoon of grinning Catrinas wear mermaid tails and bear flowers.
"This is my family," he said, a trickle of laughter spilling from Cecilia and Leonardo as I looked at the group of pigs in mariachi garb on one side of the fan.
The mariachi is the sum of a cultural evolution that has taken place over the last century or so in Mexico.
Lucy herself has remained with the mariachi's family, and the mariachi is serving a six year sentence.
He began to see strangers in mariachi uniforms out of the corner of his eye when he walked down the street.
One of the current living legends of mariachi is Aceves Mejia, now in his eighties.
A few Frenchmen insisted the sound and the word mariachi were imported.
If this were true then the word mariachi would be applied to the instrument itself and not to those who play it.
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