a percussion instrument, played usually in pairs, consisting of a dried gourd or a gourd-shaped rattle with dried seeds or loose pebbles in it, that is shaken
Origin of maracaPortuguese maracá from Tupí
A Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs.
Origin of maracaPortuguese maracá probably from Tupí
From Portuguese, derived from Old Tupi maráka or Guaraní mbaraka.