Definition of Swanee whistle in English:

Swanee whistle

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  • A musical instrument (often a toy) in the form of a pipe with a plunger instead of finger holes, so that the player slides from note to note.
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    • The kazoo always sounds daft, and the Swanee whistle is almost impossible to play a recognisable tune on.
    • We then sang ‘Hail Poetry’ before getting out our kazoos and Swanee whistles to play various tunes as a whole ensemble and in small groups.
    • The pupils experimented with a variety of instruments, including castanets, guiros, Swanee whistles and hand chimes.

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