mouth harp

noun

Examples of mouth harp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The culture section also includes an embroidery room and an interactive Hmong folk arts exhibit focusing on traditional funeral songs and cherished instruments, such as a two-stringed violin, the ncas (a mouth harp) and the qeej, (a six-pipe mouth organ). NBC News, 3 Feb. 2022 The singer, instrumentalist, radio and TV personality played fiddle and guitar as his primary instruments, but also was known to play banjo, bass, mouth harp and accordion. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 13 Jan. 2023 Investigators have found seventeenth-century pottery, horn buttons, sewing tools, and a brass mouth harp, as well as a burial ground for those who worked at Sylvester Manor against their will. Tom Junod, The New Yorker, 3 Oct. 2022 The instruments appear to have been made by splintering the ribs of cows or horses, which distinguishes them from other ancient mouth harps found in the region. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 23 Jan. 2018 The mouth harp that Borodovsky played is about 4.3 inches long and 3.3 inches wide. National Geographic, 11 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mouth harp was in 1892

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“Mouth harp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouth%20harp. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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