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