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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maraca a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd containing pebbles or beans; often played in pairs
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In literature:

Two guitars, a cornet, maracas, sticks and a lugubrious baritone.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase

In news:

Gone could be the ritualistic banging of bottles on countertops, shaking jars like edible maracas or coaxing a just-too-short utensil through a container's unforgiving opening.
Orlando Valle " Maraca " October 2, 2008 By Ernest Barteldes.
Las Maracas is introducing mas Maracas in East Nashville and Madison.
At worst, it sounds like a sad baby wailing over a karaoke tape full of stuttering guitar, bongo, and maracas.
Band in a Box musical instrument set includes a tambourine, cymbals, maracas, clacker, tone blocks, and a triangle.
One is singing, while others hold flutes, cellos and maracas.
Plus, it's just hard to look cool with the maracas.
At first Sticky Fingers seemed merely a statement of doper hipness on which the Stones (in Greil Marcus' elegant phrase) "rattled drugs as if they were maracas".
Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs.