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A Latin-American percussion instrument consisting of a hollow-gourd rattle containing pebbles or beans and often played in pairs.
[Portuguese maracá, probably from Tupí.]
(Instruments) a percussion instrument, usually one of a pair, consisting of a gourd or plastic shell filled with dried seeds, pebbles, etc. It is used chiefly in Latin American music
[C20: Brazilian Portuguese, from Tupi]
ma•rac•a(məˈrɑ kə, -ˈræk ə)
n., pl. -rac•as.
a gourd-shaped rattle filled with seeds or pebbles and used as a rhythm instrument.
[1815–25; < Portuguese < Tupi maráka]