Definition of Banjo

1. Noun. A stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body.

Terms within: Fingerboard
Generic synonyms: Stringed Instrument



Definition of Banjo

1. n. A stringed musical instrument having a head and neck like the guitar, and its body like a tambourine. It has five strings, and is played with the fingers and hands.

Definition of Banjo

1. Noun. (musical instruments) A stringed musical instrument with a round body and fretted neck, played by plucking or strumming the strings. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) An object shaped like a banjo, especially a frying pan or a shovel. ¹

3. Verb. To play the banjo ¹

4. Verb. (slang British) To beat; to knock down ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Banjo

1. a musical instrument [n -JOS or -JOES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Banjo

banisher
banishers
banishes
banishing
banishment
banishments
banisht
banister
banistered
banisterine
banisters
banjax
banjaxed
banjaxes
banjaxing
banjo (current term)
banjo enclosure
banjo enclosures
banjo eyes
banjo hit
banjo hits
banjo hitter
banjo hitters
banjo ukelele
banjoed
banjoes
banjoing
banjoist
banjoists
banjolele

Literary usage of Banjo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"MY LADY'S banjo From 'Plantation Songs for My Lady's banjo and Other Negro Lyrics and Monologues,' New York, RH Russell, 1901. ..."

2. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"Be its antiquity and parentage what they may the banjo appeared among the negroes in the United States with a neck, handle, or finger board affixed to ..."

3. Lyrics of Lowly Life by Paul Laurence Dunbar, William Dean Howells (1897)
"A banjo SONG. OH, dere 's lots o' keer an' trouble In dis world to swaller ... My oP banjo f om de wall. 'Bout de time dat night is fallin' An' my daily ..."

4. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"DE FUST banjo Go 'way, fiddle! folks is tired o' hearin' you ... Keep silence fur yo' betters! don't you heah de banjo talkin'? ..."

5. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"DE FUST banjo Go 'way, fiddle! folks is tired o' hearin' you ... Keep silence fur yo' betters! don't you heah de banjo talkin'? ..."

6. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"THE FIRST banjo Holman F. Day. Go 'way, fiddle; folks is tired o' hearin' you ... don't you heah de banjo talkin'? About de 'possum's tail she's gwine to ..."

7. Choice Readings from Standard and Popular Authors by Robert Irving Fulton, Thomas Clarkson Trueblood (1887)
"THE FIRST banjo. 4.53 The dancers pound the floor again, With all they ... Keep silence fur yo' betters, — don't yo' heah de banjo talkin'? ..."

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