Kazoo meaning

kə-zo͝o
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A toy musical instrument with a membrane that produces a buzzing sound when a player hums or sings into the mouthpiece.
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A toy musical instrument consisting of a small, open tube with a top hole covered by a membrane, as of paper, that vibrates to give a buzzing quality to tones hummed through the tube.
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A simple musical instrument consisting of a pipe with a hole in it, producing a buzzing sound when the player hums into it.
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To play the kazoo.
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Origin of kazoo

  • Perhaps imitative of its sound

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably onomatopoeic.

    From Wiktionary