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  1. jew's harp, jews' harp, mouth bow(noun)

    a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity

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  1. Jew's harp

    The Jew's harp, jew's harp, jaw harp, mouth harp, Ozark harp, trump, drymba, khomus, kubyz or juice harp, is a lamellophone instrument, which is in the category of plucked idiophones: it consists of a flexible metal or bamboo tongue or reed attached to a frame. The tongue/reed is placed in the performer's mouth and plucked with the finger to produce a note.

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  1. JEW'S HARP

    From Jew, a Hebrew, and Harp, a musical instrument, the Jew's musical instrument being a "Sell low!" (Old spelling, Cello).

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