Maraca meaning

mə-räkə
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A Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs.
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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.
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(music) A Latin American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs, as a rhythm instrument.
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(slang, in the plural) Breasts.
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Origin of maraca

  • Portuguese maracá probably from Tupí

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

  • From Portuguese, derived from Old Tupi maráka or Guaraní mbaraka.

    From Wiktionary