Hawaiian guitar

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Hawaiian guitar

n.
An electric guitar consisting of a long fretted neck and six to eight steel strings that are plucked while being pressed with a movable steel bar. Also called steel guitar.

Hawaiian guitar

n
(Instruments) a lap-held steel-strung guitar with a wood or metal body, tuned to an open chord and played with a slide. Compare Dobro, pedal steel guitar

Hawai′ian guitar′


n.
a six-to-eight-string electric guitar fretted with a piece of metal or bone to produce a whining glissando sound. Also called steel guitar.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hawaiian guitar - guitar whose steel strings are twanged while being pressed with a movable steel bar for a glissando effectHawaiian guitar - guitar whose steel strings are twanged while being pressed with a movable steel bar for a glissando effect
guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
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