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berimbau

[buh-rim-bou; Portuguese bey-reenm-bou] /bəˈrɪm baʊ; Portuguese beɪˈrĩm baʊ/
noun
1.
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 [goo ng-guh; Portuguese goonng-guh] /ˈgʊŋ gə; Portuguese ˈgũŋ gə/ (Show IPA).
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berimbau

/Portuguese berɪ̃ˈbau/
noun
1.
a Brazilian single-stringed bowed instrument, used to accompany capoeira
Word Origin
from the quimbundo (an Angolan language) word mbirimbau
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