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A small, American instrument, now usually regarded as a toy into which the performer “hums” or sings. The instrument uses a thin membrane to amplify the voice, giving it a buzzing quality. The kazoo has been produced in all shapes and sizes, but is most familiar today as a short, open-ended tube of plastic or metal with a wax paper membrane stretched across an open hole on the top of the tube. It is classified as a mirliton in the membranophone instrument category.

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Definition of "Kazoo" by Chat GPT: A kazoo is a musical instrument that produces a buzzing sound when a person hums or sings into it. It is typically made of metal or plastic and has a resonating membrane that amplifies the sound. Kazoos are often used in music for their unique and playful sound.
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