What is another word for marimba?

Pronunciation: [maɹˈɪmbə] (IPA)

Marimba is a percussion instrument that originated in Africa. It is widely used in traditional and contemporary music, and it has several synonyms such as xylophone, vibraphone, and balafon, which all produce similar sounds. The xylophone is a musical instrument similar to the marimba, but it has wooden bars instead of metal, and it produces a brighter, sharper tone. The vibraphone, on the other hand, is a mallet instrument that produces a soft and subtle sound with vibrato. The balafon is another African percussion instrument that has wooden bars and gourds beneath each one to enhance resonance. Regardless of the synonym used, the marimba is a beautiful instrument that adds a unique element to any music genre.

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Usage examples for Marimba

At Zanatepec we first saw the marimba played.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)"
Frederick Starr
In the afternoon we heard marimba-playing; the instrument was called la golondrina and cost the owner forty-three pesos.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)"
Frederick Starr
On a dark corner three men and a boy were playing a marimba, a frame with dried bars of wood as keys which, beaten with small wooden mallets, gave off a weird, half-mournful music that floated slowly away into the heavy hot night.
"Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond"
Harry A. Franck

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