Turkish crescent


Definition of Turkish crescent

: 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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First Known Use of Turkish crescent

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Turkish crescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turkish%20crescent. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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