kazoo

noun (1)
ka·​zoo | \ kə-ˈzü How to pronounce kazoo (audio) \
plural kazoos

Definition of kazoo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an instrument that imparts a buzzing quality to the human voice and that usually consists of a small metal or plastic tube with a side hole covered by a thin membrane

kazoo

noun (2)
plural kazoos

Definition of kazoo (Entry 2 of 2)

slang
: wazoo

First Known Use of kazoo

Noun (1)

1884, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kazoo

Noun (1)

imitative

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Kazoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kazoo. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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kazoo

noun
ka·​zoo | \ kə-ˈzü How to pronounce kazoo (audio) \
plural kazoos

Kids Definition of kazoo

: a toy musical instrument which produces a buzzing tone when a person hums into the mouth hole

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