hurdy-gurdy hurdy-gurdy

Definition(s):

  • (n) a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs

Usage(s):

  1. The boy grinds a hurdy-gurdy drawn by a mule while his mother and grandfather sing.
  2. The signs lead to a drugstore and soda fountain three-quarters of a block long that has grown into an oasis of friendly commercial hurdy-gurdy in the middle of the sparse prairie.
  3. The effect, especially when the scoring ranged into the silvery upper octaves favored by Gottschalk, was like a giant hurdy-gurdy.

News

  • Sandywoods hosts unique concert

    On Sunday evening, the Jobe/Redfearn Project will present "Hurdy-Gurdy Palooza" at Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton, R.I.
    on January 16, 2014     Source: The Standard-Times

Quotes

  1. "The world of electronic music is sort of po-faced and self-serious," says Daniel, "rehashing a lot of abstract gestures from the 1950s. But our songs are about something. They're about rhinoplasty, or the shape of a hurdy-gurdy -- they're...
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Andrew Daniel Source: Washington Post

  2. Craig says the revival is even more absurd than the original, "and that was already a bit of a hurdy-gurdy".
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Caroline Craig Source: The Age

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