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organ grinder Syllabification: or·gan grind·er
Pronunciation: /ˈôrɡən ˈɡrīndər/

Definition of organ grinder in English:


A street musician who plays a barrel organ.
Example sentences
  • The melodies are recommended to street organ-grinders, if any still exist.
  • I remember with a peculiar vividness an organ-grinder who came around with a monkey, and the accuracy with which the monkey could catch a ball.
  • The funhouse atmosphere will also include loonie hotdogs, free popcorn, face-painting, buskers, an organ-grinder, and roving improv performers.
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