berimbau

berimbau

[buh-rim-bou; Portuguese bey-reenm-bou]
noun
a musical instrument consisting of a steel string on a bow-shaped wooden pole, with a gourd resonator attached to its base, the string being struck with a stick.
Also called gunga.
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berimbau (Portuguese berɪ̃ˈbau)
 
n
a Brazilian single-stringed bowed instrument, used to accompany capoeira
 
[from the quimbundo (an Angolan language) word mbirimbau]

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