cajón

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English[edit]

Tocandocajonperuano.jpg

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cajón, augmentative of caja (box). Doublet of caisson and cassone.

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Noun[edit]

cajón (plural cajóns or cajones)

  1. (music) A box-shaped percussion instrument played by slapping the front or rear faces (generally thin plywood) with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Spanish cajón. Related to caixão (coffin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cajón m (plural cajones)

  1. (music) cajón (box-shaped percussion instrument)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From caja (box) +‎ -ón (augmentative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cajón m (plural cajones)

  1. drawer
  2. large box
  3. (music) cajón (box-shaped percussion instrument)
  4. (Latin America) coffin
    Synonym: ataúd

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Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: kahon
  • English: cajón
  • Portuguese: cajón
  • Tagalog: kahon

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