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kuh zooh

  • n  a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece

  • A kazoo enthusiast, he reportedly performed Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" with other kazoo players at Louisiana State University.
  • The man could make playing a kazoo look like meditation.
  • You always have to throw in a little sweetener--the museum of organized crime in Las Vegas, the military kazoo band, whatever--if you want to cobble together the votes needed to win.
News & Articles

  • Kazoos highlight July 4th parade in Nazareth
    One Northampton County town has an unusual tradition as its way to celebrate Independence Day. Walkers squared off during the annual kazoo parade in Nazareth that started at 9:30 a.m. The participants used kazoos donated by Lafayette Ambassador Bank and played different patriotic songs as they marched through town.T The parade started at the Nazareth High School at 501 E Center St., and ent up ...
    July 4, 2013 - WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  • Keira Knightley in Independent
    Soon afterwards they met again, at a party hosted by their friend Joe Wright, the director of Atonement, "at which we formed a band with kids' instruments; I the kazoo, he the plastic trombone" says Knightley.
  • Kevin Drew in Rolling Stone
    Between sessions in Chicago and Toronto, "We recorded about 42 tunes. Obviously some of them might be a kazoo and an 808 but we got a lot of ideas down," Kevin Drew tells Pitchfork.
  • Barry Cryer in Times Online
    Cryer said yesterday: "They are big shoes to fill. Humph was the very hub of the show and it revolved around him. Leading the kazoo band was typical of him." "Long-running shows become like soaps with clearly defined characters and I don't...

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