Definition of kazoo in English:

kazoo

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Pronunciation: /kəˈzuː
 
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noun

  • A small, simple musical instrument consisting of a hollow pipe with a hole in it, over which is a thin covering that vibrates and adds a buzzing sound when the player sings or hums into the pipe.
    More example sentences
    • There's a brief accordion intro, leading to what sounds like a kazoo lament accompanied by someone scraping a few pieces of metal and wood together.
    • Set up for lock grooves on three record players, Suzuki's sounds at times approximate ducks on a pond, kazoos, and Tuvan throat singers.
    • Unfortunately, the transfer is so bad that the orchestra sounds like a bunch of kazoos.

Origin

late 19th century: apparently imitative of the sound produced.

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