cavaquinho

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese cavaquinho (cavaquinho), from the diminutive of cavaco (fragment of wood).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cavaquinho (plural cavaquinhos)

  1. A small string instrument of the European guitar family with four wire or gut strings.

SynonymsEdit

  • machimbo
  • machim
  • manchete
  • marchete
  • braguinha
  • braguinho
  • cavaco

PortugueseEdit

cavaquinhos

EtymologyEdit

Cavaco (fragment of wood) +‎ -inho.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cavaquinho m (plural cavaquinhos)

  1. Diminutive of cavaco
  2. (music) cavaquinho (small string instrument of the European guitar family)

SynonymsEdit

  • (cavaquinho): braguinha (Azores, Madeira), cavaco

Related termsEdit

  • cavaquinhista
  • cavaquista
Last modified on 6 June 2013, at 20:21