Definition of musical saw in English:

musical saw

Syllabification: mu·si·cal saw


  • A saw used as a musical instrument, typically held between the knees and played with a bow like a cello, the note varying with the degree of bending of the blade.
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    • Thus the musical saw has an equal right to inclusion in the gallery as the cor anglais.
    • I've come to know the sounds of her musical saw from a distance, and they fill me with dread.
    • You don't often get to hear a didgeridoo, cello, organ and musical saw in the same piece of music, but if that intrigues you, here's your chance.

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