チャルメラ

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese charamela. Later reintroduced via China.

Noun[edit]

チャルメラ (rōmaji charumera)

  1. a classical woodwind instrument belonging to the oboe family; a shawm
  2. a double reed woodwind instrument with eight holes that opens like a trumpet; popularly used outside restaurants to attract customers; a surnai or suona