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thumb piano

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noun
  1. any of various African boxlike musical instruments, such as the kalimba or mbira, having tuned strips of metal or wood that vibrate when played with the thumbs.

Origin of thumb piano

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for thumb piano

thumb piano

noun
  1. another name for mbira
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