jaw harp

JEW'S-HARP: also jaw's harp or jaws' harp

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  • jaw harp — n. JEW S HARP: also jaw s harp or jaws harp …   English World dictionary

  • jaw harp — /ˈdʒɔ hap/ (say jaw hahp) noun → jew s harp …   Australian English dictionary

  • jaw's-harp — /jawz hahrp /, n. jew s harp. * * * …   Universalium

  • jaw's-harp — /jawz hahrp /, n. jew s harp …   Useful english dictionary

  • jaw's harp — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jew's harp — A modern Jew s harp …   Wikipedia

  • jew's harp — /ˈdʒuz hap/ (say joohz hahp) noun a musical instrument consisting of a circular metal frame with a metal tongue which is plucked while the frame is held between the teeth, the varying position of the mouth changing the tone. Also, jaw harp.… …   Australian English 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jew's harp — (sometimes l.c.) a small, simple musical instrument consisting of a lyre shaped metal frame containing a metal tongue, which is plucked while the frame is held in the teeth, the vibrations causing twanging tones. Also, Jews harp. [1585 95; perh.… …   Universalium

  • List of national instruments (music) — National instruments redirects here. For the company, see National Instruments. This list contains musical instruments of symbolic or cultural importance within a nation, state, ethnicity, tribe or other group of people. In some cases, national… …   Wikipedia

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