Definitions for banjoˈbæn dʒoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ban•joˈbæn dʒoʊ(n.)(pl.)-jos, -joes.

  1. a musical instrument of the guitar family, having a circular body covered in front with tightly stretched parchment and played with the fingers.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of banjo:

1730–40

ban′jo•ist(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. banjo(noun)

    a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. banjo(noun)ˈbæn dʒoʊ

    a guitar-like musical instrument

Wiktionary

  1. banjo(Noun)

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

    I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee ...

  2. banjo(Noun)

    An object shaped like a banjo, especially a frying pan or a shovel.

  3. banjo(Verb)

    To play the banjo

  4. banjo(Verb)

    To beat; to knock down

Freebase

  1. banjo

    The banjo is a four-, five- or six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator. The membrane is typically a piece of animal skin or plastic, and the frame is typically circular. Simpler forms of the instrument were fashioned by Africans in Colonial America, adapted from several African instruments of similar design. The banjo is frequently associated with country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music. Historically, the banjo occupied a central place in African American traditional music, before becoming popular in the minstrel shows of the 19th century. In fact, slaves were both influenced by and influenced the early development of the music, which became country and bluegrass, particularly in regards to the innovation of musical techniques for both the banjo and fiddle. The banjo, with the fiddle, is a mainstay of American old-time music.

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  1. Banjo

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Translations for banjo

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

banjo(noun)

a stringed musical instrument similar to the guitar

He plays the banjo; Play me a tune on the banjo.

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