Definition of banjo
Origin of banjo
OTHER WORDS FROM banjoban·jo·ist, noun
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How to use banjo in a sentence
He soon traded an electric guitar — a Christmas gift that he barely played — for a banjo.Bill Emerson, acclaimed banjoist who founded two premier bluegrass bands, dies at 83|Terence McArdle|August 31, 2021|Washington Post
Fascinated by drumming, he took apart a banjo when he was about 12 and used the head as a drum, playing brushes softly in a jazz style.Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer and band’s rhythmic mainstay, dies at 80|Matt Schudel|August 24, 2021|Washington Post
I loaded my car with the essentials—guitar, banjo, running shoes, backpack, tent, sleeping bag, topo maps, cold-brew coffee apparatus—feeling like I was reentering adulthood.
The twang we hear as emblematic of white country music is actually the direct descendant of black folk music banjo.
Well someone gave that kid a banjo and a Wi-Fi connection and told him to go to town.Michael Cera’s ‘true that’ Review: So Melancholy, So Cool, So Damn Long|Amy Zimmerman|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In her down time, she plays the banjo in an all-girl band, Loose Gravel.
When he was 11, his father built him a banjo, at first fashioning the head out of groundhog hide.Doc Watson, a Legendary Picker, Was Traditional Music’s Best Ambassador|Malcolm Jones|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Before Earl Scruggs, banjo players were not front men, but they were funny.Earl Scruggs, Dead at 88, Pioneered a Banjo Style Imitated but Never Equaled|Malcolm Jones|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A banjo lies on top of a piano—hired—and two of the boys take music lessons.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
He seemed subdued, and hummed and strummed on his banjo, as if he couldn't get hold of what he wanted to let out.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
Bob took the banjo with the air of a martyr and tuned it skilfully.Queensland Cousins|Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
Every second house in the place was a saloon, and every saloon seemed to have a billiard-table and a banjo player.
The chorus came roaring out and across the street; ceased; and the banjo slid into the next verse.