straw fiddle


Definition of straw fiddle

: a simple xylophone in which the wooden bars are supported on thick ropes of straw

called also strohfiedel

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First Known Use of straw fiddle

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Straw fiddle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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