mouth organ


Examples of mouth organ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Adler, who will play the Thai mouth organ — known as a khaen — at the concert, is a music professor and director of Asian Studies at the University of San Diego. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2023 Case in point: the program includes a duet integrating Thai mouth organ and Korean zither, a vocal/electronics piece inspired by the Syrian civil war and a world premiere exploring goblins from Korean folklore. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2023 Gone, too, were their instruments: drums, flutes, gongs, two varieties of zither, and a towering mouth organ with pipes like city spires. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 3 July 2023 Other effects include the whine of a mouth organ and slaps of piano and harp strings. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 22 June 2023 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 Some are held to the mouth, like an exquisite 16th-century Japanese shō—a mouth organ—composed of bound bamboo pipes taken from a hearth where they were smoked by cooking fires, then lacquered with images of the moon and dewdrops. Edward Rothstein, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2021 Phil Lindberg’s magnetometer moment involved the aforementioned mouth organ. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2021 The pines, acting like the reeds in a giant mouth organ, amplified the roar. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 6 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mouth organ was in 1863

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“Mouth organ.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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