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mouth harp

noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
harmonica (def 1).
Also called harp.
Origin of mouth harp
1900-05, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Finally he complained that he could not find his mouth-harp.

    In Our Town William Allen White
  • When he dropped the mouth-harp, he lay very still for a time, though his lips moved incessantly.

    In Our Town William Allen White
  • One of them has a mouth-harp which he plays upon, now and then opening his hands hollowed around the instrument.

    Back Home Eugene Wood

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