Part of speech: noun

A musical instrument of the guitar class. See illus. in next column.

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Usage examples "banjo":

  1. We were a fairly rowdy party, because Lambert had brought his banjo and as soon as he had finished tea he wanted to sing; in fact it may be said of him that he was always wanting to sing and could never find any one who wished to listen to him. - "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.
  2. The banjo traveled in state in the mess- wagon of the " Custer Trail," and hour on hour, about the camp- fire on the round- up, Eaton would play to the dreamy delight of the weary men. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  3. Near one of the camp fires a private was singing to the accompaniment of a guitar and a banjo played by two other soldiers, with a fairly large crowd surrounding them. - "The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory", Margaret Vandercook.