a musical instrument similar to the mbira, but usually smaller and with fewer keys
Origin of kalimbaof African origin, originally , probably from a word in Shona (a Bantu language)
Origin of kalimbaOf Bantu origin; akin to Bemba ka-limba, diminutive of ci-limba, any musical instrument : ci-, sing. n. pref. + -limba, musical instrument; akin to Kimbundu -rimba in ma-rimba, marimba; see marimba.
- (music) A type of thumb piano, similar to a mbira.