Definition of "mariachi" []

  • A street band in Mexico. (noun)
  • The music performed by such a band. (noun)
  • A musician belonging to such a band. (noun)
  • A small ensemble of street musicians in Mexico (noun)

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Use "mariachi" in a sentence
  • "The word "mariachi" is believed to have originated in their language."
  • "Maybe you already know this but mariachi is not a generic term for all Mexican music."
  • "A pot-bellied Catrín (the male version, its name meaning "a dandy") clothed in mariachi garb holds a rooster; a small platoon of grinning Catrinas wear mermaid tails and bear flowers."