Definition of marimbula in English:

marimbula

noun

  • A large variety of lamellaphone with a wooden box resonator, used as a bass instrument in some Caribbean popular music, especially in Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Origin

1960s. Probably from marimba + -ula. Cuban Spanish marímbula is probably from English.

Pronunciation

marimbula

/məˈrɪmbjʊlə/