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Jew's-harp

Jew's-harp Meaning & Definition
Jew's-harp Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jew's-harp?

[n] 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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jew's-harp: jews' harp | mouth bow

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See Also | instrument | musical instrument

Jew's-harp In Webster's Dictionary

\Jew's-harp`\, n. [Jew + harp; or possibly a corrupt. of jaw's harp; cf. G. maultrommel, lit., mouthdrum.] 1. An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; -- called also {Jew's-trump}. 2. (Naut.) The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.

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