Balalaika meaning

bălə-līkə
A Russian musical instrument with a triangular body and three strings that produces sounds similar to those of a mandolin.
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A Russian stringed instrument somewhat like a guitar but with a triangular body and usually three strings.
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(music) A Russian musical instrument, similar to a guitar, with a triangular body.
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Origin of balalaika

  • Russian balalaĭka of Turkic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian балалайка (balalájka).

    From Wiktionary