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məˈrɪm bəmarim·ba

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marimba, xylophonenoun

    a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets


  1. marimbanoun

    A musical instrument similar to a xylophone but clearer in pitch.


  1. Marimba

    The marimba () is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars that are struck by mallets. Below each bar is a resonator pipe that amplifies particular harmonics of its sound. Compared to the xylophone, the timbre of the marimba is warmer, deeper, more resonant, and more pure. It also tends to have a lower range than that of a xylophone. Typically, the bars of a marimba are arranged chromatically, like the keys of a piano. The marimba is a type of idiophone. Today, the marimba is used as a solo instrument, or in ensembles like orchestras, marching bands (typically as a part of the front ensemble), percussion ensembles, brass and concert bands, and other traditional ensembles.


  1. marimba

    A marimba is a percussion instrument originating from Africa and often used in Central and South American music. It consists of a set of wooden bars of differing lengths, representing different notes, which are struck with mallets to produce sound. Underneath the bars, there are resonator tubes that amplify the sound. The marimba is known for its warm and resonant tone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marimbanoun

    a musical istrument of percussion, consisting of bars yielding musical tones when struck

  2. Etymology: [Pg.]


  1. Marimba

    The marimba is a musical instrument in the percussion family. It consists of a set of wooden bars with resonators. The bars are struck with mallets to produce musical tones. The bars are arranged as those of a piano, with the accidentals raised vertically and overlapping the natural bars to aid the performer both visually and physically. This instrument is a type of xylophone, but with broader and lower tonal range and resonators. The chromatic marimba was developed in southern Mexico from the diatonic marimba, an instrument whose ancestor was a type of balafon that African slaves built in Central America. Modern uses of the marimba include solo performances, woodwind and brass ensembles, marimba concertos, jazz ensembles, marching band, drum and bugle corps, and orchestral compositions. Contemporary composers have utilized the unique sound of the marimba more and more in recent years.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marimba in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marimba in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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