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Hawaiian guitar

Line breaks: Ha¦wai|ian gui¦tar

Definition of Hawaiian guitar in English:

noun

A steel-stringed guitar in which a characteristic glissando effect is produced by sliding a metal bar along the strings as they are plucked.
Example sentences
  • Then there is Buffalos, which takes trip-hop and cracks it like an egg over sliding eastern strings and melting Hawaiian guitars.
  • Felini's pickup truck features country-style music with plectrum and Hawaiian guitars potently combined with Kurt Weill-like melodies.
  • With its whispery French-accented vocals from an ethereal goddess, Hawaiian guitars, exotic percussion and acres of reverb, ‘Tiki Mix’ is an incomparable sigh of a track.

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