Meaning of skiffle


Pronunciation: (skif'ul), [key]
— -fled, -fling.
  1. knob (def. 7).


Pronunciation: (skif'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a jazz style of the 1920s deriving from blues, ragtime, and folk music, played by bands made up of both standard and improvised instruments.
  2. a style of popular music developed in England during the 1950s, deriving from hillbilly music and rock-'n'-roll, and played on a heterogeneous group of instruments, as guitar, washboard, ceramic jug, washtub, and kazoo.
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