Definition of Wurlitzer in English:

Wurlitzer

Syllabification: Wur·litz·er
Pronunciation: /ˈwərlitsər
 
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noun

trademark
A large pipe organ or electric organ, especially one used in the movie theaters of the 1930s.
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  • Unlike his stark, Crazy Horse-inflected debut of a few years ago, North Side Benches is a poppier affair, replete with synthesizers, Wurlitzers, glockenspiel, and a helping hand from Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy.
  • The exhibition of instruments, ranging from tiny musical boxes to a huge Wurlitzer cinema organ, will be enhanced by the grant, which has been made available by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
  • The song's sample of a dust-carpeted projector snaps its finger to teach the beat to a roiling tom-tom rhythm, and mixes with a Wurlitzer organ and guitars that squeal like after-hours drunks on a freeway.

Origin

named after Rudolf Wurlitzer (1831–1914), the German-born American instrument-maker who founded the manufacturing company.

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