musical saw


Definition of musical saw

: a handsaw made to produce melody by bending the blade while sounding it with a hammer or violin bow

Examples of musical saw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F. Breakfast with Enzo Drop in at anytime for two different sets of voice, accordion, guitar, banjo, jaw harp, ocarina, percussion and musical saw sing along fun for everyone. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Kids listings," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of musical saw

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Musical saw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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