hurdy-gurdy

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A stringed hurdy-gurdy

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Adjective[edit]

hurdy-gurdy (not comparable)

  1. (humorous) Sounding like the Swedish language.

Noun[edit]

hurdy-gurdy (plural hurdy-gurdies)

  1. (music) A medieval stringed instrument which has a droning sound. One hand turns a handle connected to a wheel which vibrates the strings, while the other hand plays a keyboard to alter the pitch.
  2. (music) A barrel organ.
  3. (US, California) A water wheel with radial buckets, driven by the impact of a jet.

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