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ban·jo

 (băn′jō)
n. pl. ban·jos or ban·joes
A usually fretted stringed instrument having a narrow neck and a hollow circular body with a covering of plastic or stretched skin on which the bridge rests. The modern American banjo typically has four strings and often a short fifth string plucked with the thumb.

[Earlier banshaw, banjore, banjo, probably of African origin and akin to Kimbundu and Tshiluba mbanza, a plucked stringed instrument (probably also influenced by bandore).]

ban′jo·ist n.

banjo

(ˈbændʒəʊ)
n, pl -jos or -joes
1. (Instruments) a stringed musical instrument with a long neck (usually fretted) and a circular drumlike body overlaid with parchment, plucked with the fingers or a plectrum
2. slang any banjo-shaped object, esp a frying pan
3. (Tools) slang Austral and NZ a long-handled shovel with a wide blade
4. (modifier) banjo-shaped: a banjo clock.
[C18: variant (US Southern pronunciation) of bandore]
ˈbanjoist n

ban•jo

(ˈbæn dʒoʊ)

n., pl. -jos, -joes.
a musical instrument of the guitar family, having a circular body covered in front with tightly stretched parchment and played with the fingers.
[1730–40]
ban′jo•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banjo - a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular bodybanjo - a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body
fingerboard - a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
Translations
bendžo
banjo
banjo
bendžo
bendzsó
banjó
バンジョー
밴조
bandža
bandžo
bandżobanjo
bendžo
banjo
แบนโจ เครื่องดนตรี
bancobançobanjo
đàn banjô

banjo

[ˈbændʒəʊ] N (banjoes (banjos (pl))) → banjo m

banjo

[ˈbændʒəʊ] [banjoes or banjos] (pl) n (= musical instrument) → banjo m
to play the banjo → jouer du banjo

banjo

n pl <-es or (US) -s> → Banjo nt

banjo

[ˈbændʒəʊ] nbanjo m inv

banjo

(ˈbӕndʒou) plural ˈbanjo(e)s noun
a stringed musical instrument similar to the guitar. He plays the banjo; Play me a tune on the banjo.

banjo

آلة البانْـجو الـموسِيقِيَّة bendžo banjo Banjo μπάντζο banjo banjo banjo bendžo banjo バンジョー 밴조 banjo banjo bandżo banjo банджо banjo แบนโจ เครื่องดนตรี banço đàn banjô 班卓琴
References in classic literature ?
And then at night, when this throng poured out into the streets to play--fighting, gambling, drinking and carousing, cursing and screaming, laughing and singing, playing banjoes and dancing