Origin of balalaika
Examples from the Web for balalaika
The porter Yermolay passed him with his balalaika, glanced at him and shrugged his shoulders.The Schoolmistress and Other Stories|Anton Chekhov
The women played one after the other on the balalaika, and then sang in chorus.Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.|Xavier Hommaire de Hell
And from every saddle dangled a balalaika and the terrible Cossack whip.The Crimson Tide|Robert W. Chambers
The sound of music came from somewhere outside, notes of the balalaika.
Rouletabille listened to the voice dying away with the last sob of the balalaika.
British Dictionary definitions for balalaika
Word Origin for balalaika
Word Origin and History for balalaika
stringed instrument with a triangular body, 1788, from Russian balalaika, said to be related to balabolit' "to chatter, babble," an imitative word.