Definition of reco-reco in English:

reco-reco

(also recoreco)

noun

  • In Latin American music: a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow tube or gourd with a ribbed outer surface which produces a rasping sound when rubbed with a stick.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From Brazilian Portuguese reco-reco, apparently imitative of the sound produced by this instrument.

Pronunciation

reco-reco

/ˌrɛkəʊˈrɛkəʊ//ˌxɛkəʊˈxɛkəʊ/