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n. pl. ma·ri·a·chis
1. A street band in Mexico, usually featuring violin, guitar, and trumpet players as well as vocalists.
a. The music performed by such a band.
b. A musician belonging to such a band.

[Mexican Spanish, perhaps from an indigenous language of Mexico .]


(Music, other) a small ensemble of street musicians in Mexico
[C20: from Mexican Spanish]


(ˌmɑr iˈɑ tʃi)

n., pl. -chis.
1. a Mexican band composed typically of itinerant street musicians.
2. a member of a mariachi.
3. the traditional Mexican dance music played by a mariachi.
[1940–45; < Mexican Spanish mariache, mariachi, perhaps < French mariage marriage]
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Noun1.mariachi - a group of street musicians in Mexicomariachi - a group of street musicians in Mexico
ensemble - a group of musicians playing or singing together; "a string ensemble"
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