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.
More example sentences
- 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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