[ mahr-ee-ah-chee; Spanish mah-ryah-chee ]
/ ˌmɑr iˈɑ tʃi; Spanish mɑˈryɑ tʃi /
pertaining to traditional Mexican dance music, usually played by a small band of strolling musicians dressed in native costumes.
noun, plural ma·ri·a·chis [mahr-ee-ah-cheez; Spanish mah-ryah-chees]. /ˌmɑr iˈɑ tʃiz; Spanish mɑˈryɑ tʃis/.
a member of such a band.
the music played by such a band.
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Origin of mariachi
1940–45; <Mexican Spanish mariache, mariachi, perhaps <French mariagemarriage; the music is said to have been played at weddings in the state of Jalisco, where it originated
Words nearby mariachi
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Example sentences from the Web for mariachi
Inside, guests reported, a mariachi band played, and Kissinger was regaled with a slew of speeches.
British Dictionary definitions for mariachi
/ (ˌmɑːrɪˈɑːtʃɪ) /
a small ensemble of street musicians in Mexico
Word Origin for mariachi
C20: from Mexican Spanish
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