Guiro vs Giro - What's the difference?

guiro | giro |


As a noun guiro

is gourd.

As a proper noun giro is

(cycling) the giro d'italia.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

guiro

English

(wikipedia guiro)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A musical instrument made of a hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side, and played by rubbing a stick or scraper ("pua") along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound.
  • * 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, p. 721:
  • The house band consisted of gigantic guitars, fiddles, trumpets, and accordion, with rhythms provided by a batería including timbales, guiros , and congas.

    Synonyms

    agbe, shekere, ralabazo, ruayo, ralladera, rascador, güira

    giro

    English

    (wikipedia giro)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (in Europe) A transfer of funds between different account holders, carried out by the bank according to payer's written instructions.
  • (British, informal) An unemployment benefit cheque.
  • Usage notes

    The use of paper giros is in decline in favour of electronic payments, which are regarded as faster, cheaper and safer due to the reduced risk of fraud.

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