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joanna

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Pronunciation: /dʒəʊˈanə
 
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Definition of joanna in English:

noun

British rhyming slang
A piano.
Example sentences
  • So might a concert pianist, accustomed to performing on a Steinway grand, have been shocked when they wheeled in an old joanna from a neighbourhood pub.
  • This is a great treat for Newman fans - the man, his voice, his joanna and searingly caustic lyrics.
  • ‘Any minute now,’ declared John Bee ex-cathedra, and with that yer man on the joanna struck up ‘Silent Night.’

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