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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KAZOO

The Sand Piper marched ahead, playing on a tuneful instrument known as a kazoo.

Somewhere in the bushes, someone began to play a kazoo, adding the final touch of melancholy and heartbreak to the music.

"There's a kazoo for everyone, too," said Shaw, as the outstretched hands were equipped with wedding ammunition.

WORD ORIGIN

1884, American English, probably altered from earlier bazoo "trumpet" (1877); probably ultimately imitative (cf. bazooka). In England, formerly called a Timmy Talker, in France, a mirliton.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KAZOO

mouth organ

nounmusical instrument
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