Synonyms

1. organ-grinder

noun. a street musician who plays a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy.

Synonyms

  • promoter
  • impresario

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Words that Rhyme with Organ Grinder

  • reminder
  • blinder
  • winder
  • pinder
  • minder
  • kinder
  • ginder
  • finder
  • binder

2. grinder

noun. ['ˈgraɪndɝ'] a machine tool that polishes metal.

Synonyms

  • emery wheel
  • machine tool

Antonyms

  • defend
  • surface ship
  • overhead

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grind (English)
  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. grinder

noun. ['ˈgraɪndɝ'] machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing.

Synonyms

  • windmill
  • milling machinery
  • mill
  • machinery
  • treadwheel
  • gristmill
  • coffee mill
  • cider mill
  • coffee grinder
  • pepper grinder
  • tread-wheel
  • quern
  • flour mill
  • water mill
  • treadmill
  • meat grinder
  • spicemill

Antonyms

  • follower
  • decompress
  • unfasten
  • dislodge

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grind (English)
  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. grinder

noun. ['ˈgraɪndɝ'] grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars.

Synonyms

  • molar
  • wisdom tooth

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • grind (English)
  • grindan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. organ

noun. ['ˈɔrgən'] a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function.

Synonyms

  • sucker
  • primordium
  • lobe
  • sensory receptor
  • effector
  • body part
  • crystalline lens
  • secreter
  • sense organ
  • erectile organ
  • glossa
  • wing
  • speech organ
  • anlage
  • foot
  • vital organ
  • invertebrate foot
  • ctene
  • internal organ
  • receptor
  • gland
  • clapper
  • cell organ
  • vitals
  • taret organ
  • siphon
  • external organ
  • viscus
  • vocal organ
  • lens of the eye
  • tongue
  • lingua
  • reproductive organ
  • secretory organ
  • sex organ
  • secretor
  • target organ
  • syphon
  • organelle
  • contractile organ
  • lens
  • contractor
  • end organ
  • ovipositor
  • organ of speech
  • stinger
  • comb-plate

Antonyms

  • receptor
  • start
  • go on
  • activity

Etymology

  • organum (Latin)
  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. organ

noun. ['ˈɔrgən'] (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ.

Synonyms

  • electric organ
  • electronic organ
  • Hammond organ
  • electronic musical instrument

Antonyms

  • ride
  • subtract
  • head
  • artificial language

Etymology

  • organum (Latin)
  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

7. organ

noun. ['ˈɔrgən'] a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function.

Synonyms

  • federal agency
  • bureau
  • authority
  • agency
  • office

Antonyms

  • certain
  • uncertain
  • sure
  • unsure

Etymology

  • organum (Latin)
  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

8. organ

noun. ['ˈɔrgən'] a periodical that is published by a special interest group.

Synonyms

  • house organ

Antonyms

  • activeness
  • beginning

Etymology

  • organum (Latin)
  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

9. organ

noun. ['ˈɔrgən'] a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows.

Synonyms

  • reed organ
  • harmonium

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • lower

Etymology

  • organum (Latin)
  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

10. organ

noun. ['ˈɔrgən'] wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard.

Synonyms

  • pipe
  • foot lever
  • pipework
  • keyboard
  • piano keyboard
  • organ pipe
  • treadle
  • pipe organ
  • foot pedal
  • pedal
  • keyboard instrument
  • wind instrument
  • wind
  • clavier
  • stop

Antonyms

  • begin
  • continue
  • continuant consonant
  • free

Etymology

  • organum (Latin)
  • ὄργανον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word organ-grinder


1. Noun Phrase
The Affenpinscher Club of America reports that some members of the breed like to walk on their hind legs, reminiscent of an organ grinder's monkey.

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