Meaning of “banjo” in the English Dictionary

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"banjo" in British English

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banjonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæn.dʒəʊ/ us /ˈbæn.dʒoʊ/ plural banjos or banjoes

Examples from literature

  • He had all the new ragtime songs and dances, which he rendered to his own accompaniment on an old battered banjo. 
  • I wonder if I couldn't bring my banjo and some of the songs I like best. 
  • Music was furnished by slaves who were able to play the banjo or the fiddle. 
  • Send for our price-list of banjos, music and instruction. 
  • The song had a lively air, and Jim picked the accompaniment on the banjo. 

(Definition of “banjo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"banjo" in American English

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banjonoun [ C ]

us /ˈbæn·dʒoʊ/ plural banjos or banjoes

a musical instrument with four or five strings and a body like a drum that is played by pulling at the strings with the fingers or a small piece of plastic

(Definition of “banjo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)