Definition of pedal steel in English:

pedal steel

Syllabification: ped·al steel
Pronunciation: /ˈpedl ˌstēl
(also pedal steel guitar)


A musical instrument played like a Hawaiian guitar, but set on a stand with pedals to adjust the tension of the strings.
More example sentences
  • Two of these ditties will put a kick in your step, while the others tend toward teary, beery ballads built on acoustic guitar, pedal steel and mandolin.
  • Banjos, pedal steel and harmonicas lock into a lazy-afternoon groove without an ounce of irony to hide behind.
  • His passion for sound and feeling was intoxicating, especially when he sat at his pedal steel guitar and set music free into the darkening summer sky.

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