sanza

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

sanza ‎(plural sanzas)

  1. (music) Any type of mbira (thumb piano, a plucked lamellophone) of Southern African origin.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsan.t͡sa/, [ˈs̪än̪t̪͡s̪ä]
  • Hyphenation: sàn‧za

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of senza frequently found in the ancient Florentine dialect. The en- > an- shift was partly an influence of French sans.

Preposition[edit]

sanza

  1. (obsolete, poetic) without

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic [script needed] ‎(ṣanj, harpsichord).

Noun[edit]

sanza f ‎(plural sanze)

  1. Alternative form of sansa