From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
banjoban‧jo /ˈbændʒəʊ $ -dʒoʊ/ noun (plural banjos) [countable] banjo.jpg APMAPMa musical instrument like a guitar, with a round body and four or more strings, played especially in country and western music
Examples from the Corpus
banjoMajella took up the fiddle, I got an accordion and Mary got a banjo.A grandfatherly figure puffs on a sousaphone to the accompaniment of drums and banjo.There are Eko 12-string necks and bodies, curious banjo necks, oddball Eko violin bass parts and lots, lots more.And Samuel Turner Stevens, on fretless banjo, demonstrates the ties between white hillbilly music and rural blues.Baryon performs solo and in duo with percussionist Mina Cinelu who also plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and synthesizer.He picked some notes on his banjo.Mulcahey put his banjo on his chair.Mulcahey strummed his banjo and tapped the castanet again.
Origin banjo (1700-1800) Probably from an African language