Definition of “balalaika” - English Dictionary


“balalaika” in English

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balalaikanoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbæl.əˈlaɪ.kə/ us /ˌbæl.əˈlaɪ.kə/

Examples from literature

  • Balalaika duets were one of the joys of our evenings under the trees, after dinner. 
  • One of the count's sons had brought his violin, his cousin had a balalaika, a triangular peasant guitar, and one of the lackeys had his harmonica, to play for the dancing. 

(Definition of “balalaika” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)