[ voo-voo-zel-uh ]
/ ˌvu vuˈzɛl ə /
South African. a long, plastic horn that makes a loud, monotone sound, typically blown by South African fans at soccer matches.
Origin of vuvuzela
probably from Zulu vuvu
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Examples from the Web for vuvuzela
When Obama strode out to greet them, the only sound missing was the World Cup vuvuzela.
A moment on the noise: the vuvuzela can only be described as a large animal — like a cow or a hippo — in labor.
British Dictionary definitions for vuvuzela
/ (ˌvuːvuːˈzɛlə) /
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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