Definition of Jew's harp in English:

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Jew's harp

noun

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A small lyre-shaped musical instrument held between the teeth and struck with a finger. It can produce only one note, but harmonics are sounded by the player altering the shape of the mouth cavity.
Example sentences
  • They used leaves, Jew's harps, harmonicas, and violins to create a ‘fair razz-a-ma-tazz.’
  • No furniture, no clothing, no jewelry, and only one musical instrument, a Jew's harp, were found.
  • Playing the accordion, violin, Jew's harp and the zither, a harp-like instrument laid flat on a table, these East Europeans brought Inglewood alive.

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