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Street organ   /strit ˈɔrgən/   Listen
Street organ

noun
1.
A musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs.  Synonyms: barrel organ, grind organ, hand organ, hurdy-gurdy, hurdy gurdy.






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"Street organ" Quotes from Famous Books



... hear an unpretending street organ than such abominations; and, indeed, some of the itinerant music is, to our unsophisticated ears, sweet beyond expression, especially when accompanied, as it is sometimes, by a rich Italian or reedy German voice; for whose sake we can forgive the ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843 • Various



Words linked to "Street organ" :   hand organ, music, musical instrument, instrument, grind organ, barrel organ



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