a Latin American percussion instrument typically consisting of a long-necked gourd that is sounded by scraping a stick along ridges cut into its surface
Origin of guiroAmerican Spanish güiro, literally , gourd
A Latin American percussion instrument made of a hollow gourd with a grooved or serrated surface, played by scraping with a stick or rod.
Origin of guiroAmerican Spanish güiro from Taíno
- A musical instrument made of a hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side, and played by rubbing a stick or scraper ("pua") along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound.
From Spanish güiro.