banjo

noun ban·jo \ ˈban-(ˌ)jō \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of banjo

plural banjos also banjoes
: a musical instrument with a drumlike body, a fretted neck, and usually four or five strings which may be plucked or strummed

banjoist

play \-ˌjō-ist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of banjo

probably of African origin; akin to Kimbundu mbanza, a similar instrument


BANJO Defined for English Language Learners

banjo

noun

Definition of banjo for English Language Learners

  • : a musical instrument like a small guitar with a round body, a long neck, and four or five strings


BANJO Defined for Kids

banjo

noun ban·jo \ ˈban-jō \

Definition of banjo for Students

plural banjos
: a musical instrument with a round body, long neck, and four or five strings

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