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Alternative clues for the word banjo
Players pick it
"Oh! Susanna" instrument
Earl Scruggs's instrument
It may be picked in the country
Folk music accompaniment
A musician may pick it
What a plucker may pluck
A picker may pick one
It may be hand-picked
Grand Ole Opry sight
Something a picker picks
Prop for Kermit the Frog
Either half of a 1973 "duel"
A stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body
Dixieland band instrument
Knee instrument, in a song
Type of clock
Kind of clock
"___ Eyes" (Cantor)
Word definitions for banjo in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ VERB play ▪ Baryon performs solo and in duo with percussionist Mina Cinelu who also plays guitar, banjo , mandolin and synthesizer. ▪ There were too many people who badly needed dentistry and looked like they played the banjo...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
banjo \ban"jo\ n. [Formerly also banjore and banjer; corrupted from bandore, through negro slave pronunciation.] A stringed musical instrument having a head and neck like the guitar, and a circular body like a tambourine. It has five strings, and is played...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (context musical instruments English) A stringed musical instrument with a round body and fretted neck, played by plucking or strumming the strings. 2 (context slang English) An object shaped like a banjo, especially a frying pan or a shovel. 3 (cx...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1764, American English, usually described as of African origin, probably akin to Bantu mbanza , an instrument resembling a banjo. The word has been influenced by colloquial pronunciation of bandore (1560s in English), a 16c. stringed instrument like a lute...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body [also: banjoes (pl)]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
The banjo is a four-, five- or (occasionally) six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head. The membrane, or head, is typically made of plastic, although animal skin is still occasionally...
Usage examples of banjo.
Pangle stood beside him, and theirs was the proud and nervous pose men struck when having ambrotypes made at the start of the war, though instead of rifle musket and Colt pistol and bowie knife, Stobrod and Pangle held fiddle and banjo before them as defining implements.
The banjoist, raising his banjo to shield his face, received the first purple patch upon the ass skin.
Louis Woman after hours - Do you love me with a banjo permutated Dead Man Blues?
The moved on through the clutter of theremins, encore banjoes, and hurdy-gurdies.
In a commodious alcove, in a glow of pink light from above, was a life-sized group of musicians--statues in colored metal of a Spanish girl playing a mandora, an Italian with a slender calascione, a Russian playing his jorbon, and an African playing a banjo.
In the knock of axes, the plunking of a banjo being tuned, the smell of corn mush and fatback frying, it was not hard to pretend they were all young fellows and good friends assembling for a camp meeting or coon hunt.
A small gray-furred boy, a Houdan, was strumming a banjo at one of the piers.
Had The Shadow been present on the final night of Mardi Gras, he would have gained final proof that this was Banjo Lobot.
Car thief, great banjo player, and the first serious pillhead I ever met.
A poster for Banjo Dan and the Midnite Plowboys was framed on one wall and definitely caught my attention.
The idiot rode strumming his banjo, playing over and over the last two tunes he had heard, regaling the countryside alternately with the national anthems of Dixie and France.
He wanders onwards and upwards in zig-zag fashion until he finds himself, at last, above the Festival tree-line and out of tambourine-rattling reach of the hordes of street harpists, flautists, violinists, cellists, banjo players, bongo drummers, mime artistes, puppeteers, body-paint workshops, Irish line dancers, hip-hop dancers and the familiar chorus of unicyclists, stilt-walkers, clowns and jugglers, all of them desperately performing to the hilt as if on the orders of some mad film director concocting an ambitious epic in which they will play the street people.
The other instrumentation was mostly fiddles, flutes, and whistles, but there were also a pair of mandolins, a guitar, bodhrans, and the inevitable tenor banjo playing too loud above it all.
She captured Clifford by suffering him to play his banjo to her piano.
I heard the lepers wailing for food--only the wailing was peculiarly harmonious and rhythmic, and it was accompanied by the music of stringed instruments, violins, guitars, ukuleles, and banjos.