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Definition of "jew's-harp" []

  • 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 by the breath; -- called also Jew's-trump. (noun)
  • The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "jew's-harp" in a sentence
  • "It was like that of a tuning-fork or the tongue of a jew's-harp."
  • "You can hear what persists of indigenous musical forms on the disc called "Sounds and Songs of Everyday Life": whoop-and-holler work songs to the accompaniment of axes and machetes, a gentle, throaty improvised female duet to greet the afternoon cicadas (which serve as a tambourinelike backup), a jew's-harp made of bamboo played with a rock-steady, almost techno-sounding beat."
  • "By his side were a backpack, two accordions, a mouth organ, spoons and a jew's-harp."