One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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A miniature electronic musical instrument producing a distinctive buzzing sound when a stylus is drawn along its metal keyboard.
- ‘I mean, I've grown up with Rolf on television, singing songs, painting pictures, hosting cartoon time, playing his didgeridoo and his stylophone.’
- ‘On one such visit to London, we chanced upon a stylophone.’
- ‘Crackly vinyl sounds on laid-back guitar and stylophone close this album off with a warm smile and handshake, on the beautiful, beautiful ‘Last Walk Around Mirror Lake’.’
- ‘Lashing whips, hollow gunshots, meaningless choruses, whistling, echoing pipes, tubular bells and stylophones are all tipped into the collage.’
- ‘The only clue the police have to his identity is the fact that he appears to be a virtuoso stylophone player and only seems to be truly at ease when playing the magical instrument.’
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