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vuvuzela

[ voo-voo-zel-uh ]
/ ˌvu vuˈzɛl ə /
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noun
South African. a long, plastic horn that makes a loud, monotone sound, typically blown by South African fans at soccer matches.
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Origin of vuvuzela

Probably from Zulu vuvu

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British Dictionary definitions for vuvuzela

vuvuzela
/ (ˌvuːvuːˈzɛlə) /

noun
Southern African an elongated plastic instrument that football fans blow to make a loud noise similar to the trumpeting of an elephant

Word Origin for vuvuzela

C20: from Zulu
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