Turkish crescent

noun

Definition of Turkish crescent

  1. :  a percussion instrument consisting of a long stick with attached crescents and other ornate shapes from which hang small bells and jingles that are sounded by shaking the stick —called also Chinese crescent, Chinese pavilion, jingling Johnnie, jingling Johnny, pavillon chinois

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1843

First Known Use of turkish crescent

1843


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