air guitar


: an imaginary guitar that one pretends to play
also : the action of playing air guitar

Examples of air guitar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once the ball lands on the course, Kelce turns to the camera, picks up his golf club like an air guitar, and starts singing along to Swift's lyrics. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 After watching his ball sail away, the Ohio native walks toward the camera and, using his club as an air guitar, starts dancing and singing along to the pre-chorus. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2024 Playing air guitar, Pericet strummed at crotch level. Brian Seibert, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2024 And just how many hours of machete air guitar can one man play?, 9 Nov. 2023 But as soon as one of the directors calls cut, Hemsworth breaks into a grin, miming an air guitar and squeegeeing water off his face with his hands. Devan Coggan,, 15 June 2023 The Eagles pay tribute to ‘dear friend’ Jimmy Buffett Those itching for air guitar moments would soon receive their wish. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 9 Sep. 2023 Filthy Fingers — plays an air guitar solo during the grand finale performance. Nicole Kagan,, 3 July 2023 From spinning on the floor to hopping in the air, kicking out his heels, doing the stanky leg, playing air guitar, flossing and busting out his version of popping and locking, the kid is unstoppable and the crowd of fans around him can’t get enough either. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 12 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air guitar was in 1980

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Cite this Entry

“Air guitar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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