Definition of penny whistle in English:

penny whistle

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  • 1 another term for tin whistle.
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    • And if you can't whistle, then get a flute or a recorder or a penny whistle or a harmonica and bring your music into the world.
    • All that is experienced at the user end is the computer equivalent of playing Wagner on a penny whistle.
    • The term is also used for instruments with full melodic capability such as the swanee whistle and penny whistle.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] South African Used to denote kwela music or the musicians playing it.
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    • They all have that easy-rolling swing tempo that is the hallmark of early marabi jazz and penny-whistle jive.

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