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.
Words nearby thumb piano
Origin of thumb piano
First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for thumb piano
another name for mbira
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