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Definition of the noun Mbila
What does Mbila mean as a name of something?
- [musical instruments] In Southern Africa, an instrument similar to the xylophone, played by striking the bars with mallets.
- [musical instruments] mbira
Mbila: O mbila é um instrumento musical de percussão, do tipo xilofone, tradicional dos chopes de Moçambique.
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mBila, n. (mbira), (1) " piano " ; (2 ) rock .
by Facts On File, Incorporated
Mbila. See Safwa. Mbochi. (Boubangui; Mboshi) The Mbochi live in the central Republic of the Congo, the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and eastern Gabon. Mbole. The Mbole are a subgroup of the Mongo of Central Africa.
by Henry Craven, John Barfield
Mbila, n., pi. zimbiila, potato. Mbala a nguvu, n., ///. zimbiila za nguvu, a yam. Mbambi, »., pi. zimbambi, a whistle of native manufacture. Mbangala, a part of the year, a dry season. Mbangazi, adj., hot, Yin' mbangazye, ...
by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner
XV, The mbila, the finest and most perfect of the Venda musical instruments, consists of a number of carved wooden slabs of from three to four inches wide and of various thicknesses, which are beaten with india-rubber hammers by one or two ...
by Marc H.V. van Regenmortel, Brian W.J. Mahy
mbila, C. storeyi, ...
by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,
Venda instruments include a twenty-one-key xylophone, the mbila mutondo (nearly obsolete), plus a twenty-seven-key lamellaphone, the mbila dzamadeza. The Venda ...
by Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page
BILAH SONG sb dial; Ko mbila, call or Kimbundu mbila, grave, sepulchre.
by James Richardson
Vo'ama'sono'mbila'hy, j. [lahy, masculine.] A climbing plant.
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