swazzle


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swazzle

(ˈswɒzəl) or

swozzle

n
(Theatre) a small metal instrument held in the mouth of a Punch and Judy puppeteer, used to produce the characteristic shrill voice of Mr Punch
[C19: imitative of the sound produced]
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His high-pitched voice comes from a swazzle and he carries a slapstick.
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The Miser had a swazzle in his mouth such as a Punch and Judy man uses, so he could not sing, only squeak.
Punch players traditionally use a swazzle, a small reed placed in the back of the throat, to produce Punch's manic squeal.
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Dr Chris Upton has swallowed his swazzle at Newman College of Higher Education in Birmingham.
It also takes time to get used to the swazzle, which you put in your mouth in order to create the right voices.