Definition of balalaika noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbæləˈlaɪkə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbæləˈlaɪkə//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument like a guitar with a body shaped like a triangle and two, three, or four strings, popular especially in Russia See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Russian, of Tartar origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: balalaika