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Daemon
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honky-tonk

(noun) A cheap, noisy bar or dance hall.

Synonyms: barrelhouse

Usage: The missionaries went to the honky-tonk on a Saturday night hoping to save souls, but they were not very successful.
Irma Crespo
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Noun 1. honky-tonk - a cheap drinking and dancing establishmenthonky-tonk - a cheap drinking and dancing establishment
barrelhouse
bar, barroom, ginmill, saloon, taproom - a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
Shulamit
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We were recording a strange goofy piece I'd written and the arrangement called for a, "honky-tonk," piano. We had to find the most truly run down upright piece of s**t in the studio, one that was permissible to tamper with, because to convert a regular piano into one that would produce that typically tinny, dysfunctional sound, we had to get a bucket full of thumb tacks and press one into each of the felts on the hammers inside the upright's case.

The tacks have to be carefully aligned so that when the key is struck, that well placed head of the thumb tack has to make direct contact with the strings.

That's the way you get that honky-tonk piano sound when you don't have an ancient lousy abused instrument at hand.

The sound was just perfect.

Do not do this at home.
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