- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɜː.diˌɡɜː.di/, /ˌhɜː.diˈɡɜː.di/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɝː.diˌɡɝː.di/, /ˌhɝː.diˈɡɝː.di/
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hurdy-gurdy (not comparable)
hurdy-gurdy (plural hurdy-gurdies)
- (music) A stringed instrument that produces a droning sound by turning a handle that connects to a wheel that rubs against a rosined string, with a keyboard also used to alter the pitch of the string.
- (music) Synonym of .
- 1956 , Johanna Spyri, Heidi, translation of original by Eileen Hall, page 83:
- He flung open the door, and found there only a ragged boy with a hurdy-gurdy on his back.
- (US, California) A water wheel with radial buckets, driven by the impact of a jet.
- (fishing, sailing) A winch, a windlass.
- 2009, Keith McLaren, A Race for Real Sailors, page 20:
- A pair of oars, a small mast and sail, pen boards to contain the fish, a bailer, a water jar, a bait knife, a compass, a small wooden winch called a hurdy gurdy, a fish gaff, and the tubs, trawls, floats, and anchors used to set gear was all that was required to equip it.
- wheel fiddle (the stringed instrument)
barrel organ — see barrel organ