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Definition of the noun mariachi

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noun - plural: mariachis

  1. a group of street musicians in Mexico
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: ensemble = a group of musicians playing or singing together

Alternative definition of the noun mariachi


  1. A group that plays mariachi music.

Definition of the adjective mariachi

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  1. Of or pertaining to a traditional form of Mexican music, either sung or purely instrumental.
  2. Of or pertaining to a band playing such music, or to the singers of such songs.


Mariachi is a form of folk music from Mexico. Mariachi began as a regional folk style called “Son Jaliscience” in the center west of Mexico originally played only with string instruments and musicians dressed in the white pants and shirts of peasant farmers. From the 19th to 20th century, migrations from rural areas into cities such as Guadalajara and Mexico City, along with the Mexican government's cultural promotion gradually re-labeled it as Son style, with its alternative name of “mariachi” becoming used for the “urban” form. Modifications of the music include influences from other music such as polkas and waltzes, the addition of trumpets and the use of charro outfits by mariachi musicians. The musical style began to take on national prominence in the first half of the 20th century, with its promotion at presidential inaugurations and on the radio in the 1920s.


"Mariachi" is a 2009 short drama film written and directed by Elena Greenlee.


  1. MARIACHI, the Mixed Apparatus for Radar Investigation of Cosmic-rays of High Ionization, is an apparatus for the detection of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays via bi-static radar using VHF transmitters. MARIACHI is also the name of the research project at Brookhaven National Laboratory operating the apparatus. The apparatus is located on Long Island.
  2. Mariachi is a broadcast content.
  3. Mariachi is a canonical version, musical recording.

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Google previewe-Study Guide for: Film Production Technique : Creating the Accomplished Image by Bruce Mamer, ISBN 9780495411161 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

El Mariachi: El Mariachi is a 1992 ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Film Production Technique : Creating the Accomplished Image (2012)

Arts, Performing arts by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CONCEPTS El Mariachi: El Mariachi is a 1992 MexicanAmerican action film that is the debut of writer/director Robert Rodriguez. The Spanish language film was shot in the northern ...

Google previewSerket's Movies (2009)

Commentary and Trivia on 444 Movies by Cory Hamblin

Mariachi is a type of Mexican musical group, generally consisting of three violins, two trumpets, and three different types of guitars. The term did not originate in Mexican Spanish, but was possibly borrowed from the French word mariage ...

Google previewLatino Image Makers in Hollywood (2014)

Performers, Filmmakers and Films Since the 1960s by Frank Javier Garcia Berumen

The New York Times stated, “El Mariachi is a skillful, familiar-feeling hybrid of film noir and western conventions, with a hint of futuristic nihilism in its final scenes. It is also visually primitive, with a home-movie look that would be distracting ...

Google previewCalifornia (2010)

by Michael Burgan, William McGeveran

Mariachi U.S.A. Festival Mariachi is a popular form of Mexican music. In June, Los Angeles hosts a festival to celebrate Mexican music and culture. * Gilroy Garlic Festival Every July, Gilroy honors its main crop, garlic, which is sometimes called ...

Google previewTexas TExES Generalist EC-6 (191) (2011)

by Luis A. Rosado

TExES 191 GENERALIST EC-6 Mariachi is a group of. 351 CHAPTER.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: World Music : A Global Journey (2012)

Arts, Performing arts by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

mariachi: Mariachi is a genre of music that originated in the State of Jalisco, in Mexico. It is an integration ofstringedinstruments highlyinfluenced by thecultural impacts of the historical ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: American Popular Music: A Multicultural History by Glenn Appell, ISBN 9780155062290 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Mariachi is a genre of music thatoriginated in the State of Jalisco, in Mexico.It is an integrationof stringed instruments highly influencedbythecultural impacts ofthe historical development ofWesternMexico. Throughout the history of ...

Google previewRaindance Producers' Lab Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking (2013)

by Elliot Grove

Although El Mariachi is an action film which was made for very little money, in general, you cannot make an action film on a low budget, since as an audience, we have come to expect the big bangs and big car chases, You're thinking Bullitt, ...

Google previewChicano Folklore (2006)

A Handbook by María Herrera-Sobek

The mariachi is a group of musician-singers from three to more than a dozen who perform Mexican songs, particularly, but not exclusively, CRs, canciones romanticas, corridos, and boleros. The state of Jalisco is credited with ...

Google previewTExES 103 Bilingual Generalist EC-4 (2006)

Texas Examinations of Educator Standards by Luis A. Rosado

Mariachi is a type of musical group, that is originally from Mexico. The kind of group can be as small as six to seven people or as large as fifteen. Traditionally, a mariachi group has at least two violins, two trumpets, and different kinds of string ...

Google previewThe Southwest (2004)

by Mark Busby

But the genuine mariachi is a long-held tradition that has produced many fine musicians and singers. The corrido is a folk form traditionally performed by singers who traveled throughout the Mexican border on horseback. The structure of the ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

Mariachi Since the 1930s, the mariachi (figure 4) has been the most prominent folk-derived musical ensemble in Mexico. Postrevolutionary nationalism, which elevated grassroots cultural expression, and the rising radio and film industries, ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

VolumeII: Performance and Production by John Shepherd

JEROME 'BUTCH' BALDASSARI Mariachi Group The mariachi is Mexico's best- known folk-derived musical ensemble. The word 'mariachi,' most likely of indigenous origin, denotes a type of ensemble as well as an individual member of such ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Mexico (2002)

by David W. Dent

Mariachi music is a regional style of ranchera that grew out of the mestizo mix of indigenous and Spanish influences. Since the 1930s, it has been the most nationally famous folk-derived Mexican musical style, popularized by the rising radio ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player (2015)

by Elisa Koehler

Mariachi ensembles grew in prominence along with the rise in nationalism following the Mexican Revolution in the early twentieth century. A cornet was first added to the ensemble in 1908, and clarinets were added in the 1920s. The trumpet ...

Google previewDictionary of Music Education (2013)

by Irma H. Collins

MARIACHI OR CONJUNTO the turn of the 20th century. The key figure in this movement was Albert Austin Harding, who became director of the University of Illinois band in 1905 as head of the Department of Bands. At Illinois, Harding ...

Google previewThe Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (2002)

by Mary Varchaver, Frank Ledlie Moore

mariachi (mah-ree-AH- chee) [Mexican Spanish] A small Mexican street band, usually two or three ...

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A father and son
kicking a soccer ball
in the alley below
while mariachi music
fills my ears
And I think
that’s pretty good for now (Ryan Cole)
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Scrabble value of M3A1R1I1A1C3H4I1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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