Guiro meaning

gwērō, gwîrō
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A Latin American percussion instrument made of a hollow gourd with a grooved or serrated surface, played by scraping with a stick or rod.
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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.
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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.
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Origin of guiro

  • American Spanish güiro from Taíno

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

  • From Spanish güiro.

    From Wiktionary