• noun: a musical instrument with a handle and a round hollow top that is filled with beads, beans, etc., and is shaken to make noise
  • noun: a rattle usually made from a gourd that is used as a percussion instrument
  • usually plural
  • synonyms: battery, bells, bones


  • play the 'maracas'

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) I don't think I'm ever gonna stop! That wasn't such a funny story. And a crusty old man Said I'll do what I can And the rest of the rats Played maracas That's it! Thanks! Good night. Phoebe's got another job, right? Great set tonight, Pheebs. I know. We should get going. (..)
    1996 TvShow: Friends Title: The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies Season: 2 Episode 18
  • (..) Start the train! Come on, men! Follow me into a round robin! Ladies, the inner circle! Come on, ladies! God wouldn't have given you maracas if he didn't want you to shake them! Okay now, ladies, when I say ""stop""... you're gonna find the man of your dreams. (..)
    1987 Dirty Dancing
  • (..) Get him! It's over. Raise your hands... or we'II fire. Hit it! They caII me Cuban Pete I'm the king of the rumba beat When I pIay the maracas I go chick-chicky boom Yes, I'm Cuban Pete I'm the craze of my street When I start to dance everything goes Chick-chicky boom, chick-chicky boom (..)
    1994 The Mask