steel guitar

noun

Definition of steel guitar

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from steel guitar

steel guitarist noun

Examples of steel guitar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The rising singer-songwriter was first introduced to Big Machine Music’s vice president Alex Heddle and general manager Mike Molinar by steel guitar player Smith Curry. Annie Reuter, Billboard, "Rising Songwriter Lauren Weintraub Signed to Big Machine Music and Brandy Clark's All BC Music," 12 June 2019 Springsteen’s wife, Patti Scialfa, E Street keyboard and accordion player Charles Giordano and ex-E Streeter David Sancious all appear, and so does multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion, pianist Matt Rollins, and a team of steel guitar players. Dan Deluca, https://www.inquirer.com, "Bruce Springsteen tries out a new sound, under the ‘Western Stars’," 6 June 2019 Like in the previous version, a cool and fading steel guitar compliments the rhythmic melody and calming percussion. Fox News, "Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes share heartbreak in 'Borrowed' duet," 16 July 2018 To some gatekeepers' ears, traditional instruments -- such as fiddle and steel guitar -- seemed out of place, so many producers minimized or eliminated them on most recordings. Tom Roland, Billboard, "Country's Roots Are Showing as New Releases Embrace Old-School Sounds," 11 July 2018 What Elm called the mechanics of steel guitars had fascinated him for a while. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Finding the Soundtrack to My Desert Life," 25 Apr. 2018 The Caribbean sound of steel drums may have seemed exotic amid the steel guitars at this year’s San Jacinto Day Festival in La Porte, and that was part of the fun. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Parkview Intermediate music director had a few steel drums and an idea," 6 June 2018 And there is something in the steel guitar where there's no edges. Steve Marinucci, Billboard, "Mike Nesmith Reflects on His Weed-Fueled, Post-Monkees Project First National Band & New Memoir," 31 May 2018 But Strait is a throwback to the days of steel guitar and twang. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "George Strait closes out Bayou County Superfest with class," 28 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'steel guitar.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of steel guitar

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about steel guitar

Statistics for steel guitar

Last Updated

29 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for steel guitar

The first known use of steel guitar was in 1925

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on steel guitar

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with steel guitar

Comments on steel guitar

What made you want to look up steel guitar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an act or instance of editing or removing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!