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 Bemba ka-limba diminutive of ci-limba any musical instrument ci- sing. n. pref. -limba musical instrument Kimbundu -rimba in ma-rimba marimba ; see marimba .
- (music) A type of thumb piano, similar to a mbira.