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Meaning of "kalimba" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KALIMBA

kalimba  [kəˈlɪmbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KALIMBA

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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kalimba is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KALIMBA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Thumb piano

Varies low to medium More articles Mbira The thumb piano or kalimba is an African musical instrument, a type of plucked idiophone common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as a "sansa" and "mbira", it is popular throughout central, western and eastern Africa. It was formerly known as the Negro piano. The kalimba is played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. The name kalimba was originally only used for the gourd thumb piano.

Definition of kalimba in the English dictionary

The definition of kalimba in the dictionary is a modern version of the African percussion instrument `mbira' or `thumb piano'.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KALIMBA


antechamber
ˈæntɪˌtʃeɪmbə
bedchamber
ˈbɛdˌtʃeɪmbə
chamber
ˈtʃeɪmbə
half-timber
ˌhɑːfˈtɪmbə
limba
ˈlɪmbə
limber
ˈlɪmbə
limbers
ˈlɪmbə
marimba
məˈrɪmbə
sawtimber
ˈsɔːˌtɪmbə
simba
ˈsɪmbə
timber
ˈtɪmbə
timbre
ˈtɪmbə
unlimber
ʌnˈlɪmbə
xylorimba
ˌzaɪləˈrɪmbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KALIMBA

kalewife
kaleyard
kaleyard school
Kalgan
Kalgoorlie
kali
kalian
Kalidasa
kalif
kalifate
Kalimantan
Kalinin
Kaliningrad
kalinite
Kalisz
Kaliyuga
kallikrein
kallitype
Kalmar
kalmia

WORDS THAT END LIKE KALIMBA

Bemba
cabomba
caramba
Cochabamba
Columba
dicamba
gamba
hamba
Lumumba
Macumba
mamba
Moomba
Pemba
rhumba
rumba
samba
Sumba
Toowoomba
Zomba
Zumba

Synonyms and antonyms of kalimba in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «kalimba» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KALIMBA

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Translator English - Chinese

的Kalimba
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kalimba
570 millions of speakers

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kalimba
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Kalimba
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كاليمبا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

калимба
278 millions of speakers

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kalimba
270 millions of speakers

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Kalimba
260 millions of speakers

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kalimba
220 millions of speakers

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Kalimba
190 millions of speakers

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Kalimba
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カリンバ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

칼 림바
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kalimba
85 millions of speakers
vi

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kalimba
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

kalimba
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कालिम्बा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kalimba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kalimba
65 millions of speakers

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Kalimba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

калімба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

kalimba
30 millions of speakers
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Kalimba
15 millions of speakers
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kalimba
14 millions of speakers
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kalimba
10 millions of speakers
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Kalimba
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kalimba

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KALIMBA»

Discover the use of kalimba in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kalimba and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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All about Hand Percussion: Everything You Need to Know to ...
Kalimba. (Mbira). Overview The word "kalimba" (kah-lim-bah) is a generic term for a family of instruments that feature a resonate body to which multiple metal keys are attached. They appear most notably in the East-African music of Zimbabwe, ...
Kalani, 2008
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The Occasional Papers of the Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, Nos. ...
SOME OTHER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. 1. The Kafir Piano or Kalimba. Of all solo instruments this is the most common, though alas the European mouth organ is rapidly displacing it. The Kafir Piano, or Kalimba like the representatives of the ...
Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 1974
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Strange Sounds: Offbeat Instruments and Sonic Experiments in Pop
Simple to play, and with a pleasing, rubbery twang not unlike that of a jew's harp, the kalimba has often made fleeting appearances on pop records. David Bowie used one on his Space Oddity album, as did Tim Buckley on Goodbye And Hello,  ...
Mark Brend, 2005
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Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings
Kalimba Our first (and easiest to use) music app is Kalimba. The Kalimba, which may be familiar to music therapists, is known as an African thumb piano. The Kalimba app is very simple, and is basically an electronic version of an acoustic ...
Wendy Magee, 2013
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ZAMBIAN MUSIC LEGENDS
In a bid to spread awareness of the Africa's vast musical heritage, he created an adaptation of the Mbira and hence was born the Kalimba. Literally translating as “ little music”, the Kalimba, was designed in such a way that it could be learned ...
Leonard Koloko
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Microsoft Windows 7: Complete
To Reset the Genre for a Music File Because the Kalimba file is in the Sample Music folder that is shared by everyone who uses this computer, you should undo your genre change. However, if you are working on your own computer and you ...
Gary Shelly, Steven Freund, Raymond Enger, 2010
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Professional Windows Phone 7 Application Development: ...
... the audio file you added to the project and the AutoPlay property to True. When the application runs, the audio file, Kalimba.mp3 in the example below, will automatically be played when the page is loaded: <Grid x:Name=”ContentGrid” Grid.
Nick Randolph, Christopher Fairbairn, 2010
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Microsoft Windows 7: Comprehensive
To Reset the Genre for a Music File Because the Kalimba file is in the Sample Music folder that is shared by everyone who uses this computer, you should undo your genre change. However, if you are working on your own computer and you ...
Gary Shelly, Steven Freund, Raymond Enger, 2010
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Billboard
This year's Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees were Charles Fox, Al Green, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Don McLean, Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield. ( Photos:Theo Wargo/Wirelmagexom) Artists to Watch Kalimba is by no means your ...
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Making Music with Java: An Introduction to Computer Music, ...
addChord(notePitches3, HALF_NOTE); Part kalimba = new Part("Thumb Piano", KALIMBA, 0); kalimba.addPhrase(melody); Part rhodes = new Part("Electric Piano", EPIANO,1); rhodes.addCPhrase(chords); Mod.repeat(kalimba, 6); ...
Andrew Brown, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KALIMBA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kalimba is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nyagatare District to Host Umuganura Celebrations
By Stephen Kalimba. Nyagatare District will host this year's National Harvest Day celebrations, locally known as Umuganura, due on August 7. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
2
Ron Korb Asia Beauty
... about twenty performers, and an array of different of instruments flutes, erhu, guqin, guzheng, harp, piano, violin, African kalimba, drums and ... «Cashbox Magazine Canada, Jul 15»
3
Know Your Neighbors: Libraries Are Teaching Our Children Culture …
They recognized bagpipes, the triangle and even the kalimba (or thumb piano)—because it turned out the program featured a Build an ... «Coachella Valley Independent, Jul 15»
4
New Coaches At Tura Magic, Blue Waters
Armando Pedro, Johannes Hawala and Fischer Kalimba are the assistant coaches, Abraham Brown is the goalkeeper coach and Tostao Imbili ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Animals As Leaders Premieres Previously Unreleased Track …
Animals As Leaders premieres a previously unreleased track titled "Kalimba", which is featured on the "Encore Edition" of the band's self-titled ... «Metal Underground, Jul 15»
6
Teams Set for Second Divison League
... players they have signed as Barama Mapinduzi from Mtwvila City, Christopher Otaya from Homeboys and Robert Kalimba from Dolphin. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Denton's Kaela Sinclair Got the Chance of a Lifetime Thanks to …
“There was a great variety,” she says, noting that there were artists from many genres, some playing kalimba. “It seemed like all of Orkney came ... «Dallas Observer, Jul 15»
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Sandwich Opera House sets 2015-16 season
Rebecca is a singer of country, Broadway, pop, jazz and gospel with Kuba playing vibraphone, drums, guitar, violin, theramin and the kalimba. «DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Ngoma Comes to a Standstill During Guma Guma Live Performance
By Stephen Kalimba. Music and laughter filled the air as thousands of spectators and music fans flocked Ngoma stadium as Primus Guma ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Grateful Dead's Goodbye, Night One: Classics and Curveballs in …
Mickey Hart drew a pattern on kalimba, tag-teaming with co-worker Bill Kreutzman on massive taiko-style drums, and unleashing drones and ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Kalimba [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kalimba>. Nov 2019 ».
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