maraca

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese, derived from Old Tupi maráka[1] or Guaraní mbaraka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maraca (plural maracas)

  1. (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.
  2. (slang, in the plural) breasts

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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ maraca” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish maraca.

Noun[edit]

maraca f (plural maraques)

  1. maraca

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

maraca c (singular definite maracaen, plural indefinite maracaer)

  1. maraca

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Tupi maráka[1] or Guaraní mbaraka

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /maˈɾa.kɐ/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ra‧ca

Noun[edit]

maraca f (plural maracas)

  1. A maraca, percussion instrument

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Guaraní mbaracá

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧ra‧ca

Noun[edit]

maraca f (plural maracas)

  1. A maraca, percussion instrument
  2. (Chile, Argentina, pejorative) A whore
  3. (Chile, Argentina, pejorative) A gay

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