A Latin American percussion instrument made of a hollow gourd with a grooved or serrated surface, played by scraping with a stick or rod.
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.
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.
Origin of guiro
- American Spanish güiro from Taíno
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Spanish güiro.