mouth organ
noun Date: 1866 harmonica 2

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  • Mouth organ — Mouth Mouth (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mouth organ — mouth .organ n a small musical instrument that you play by blowing or sucking and moving it from side to side near your mouth = ↑harmonica …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mouth organ — mouth organs N COUNT A mouth organ is the same as a harmonica. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • Mouth-Organ — Mouth Organ,   Abkürzung mo [englisch, maʊθɔ:gən], Mundharmonika …   Universal-Lexikon

  • mouth organ — mouth ,organ noun count a HARMONICA …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mouth organ — ► NOUN ▪ a harmonica …   English terms dictionary

  • mouth organ — ☆ mouth organ n. HARMONICA (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Mouth organ — For other uses, see Mouth organ (disambiguation). A mouth organ is a generic term for free reed aerophone with one or more air chambers fitted with a free reed. [1] Though it spans many traditions, it is played universally the same way by the… …   Wikipedia

  • mouth organ — noun a small rectangular free reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole • Syn: ↑harmonica, ↑harp, ↑mouth harp • Derivationally related forms: ↑harpist (for: ↑harp), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouth organ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mouth organ : singular mouth organ plural mouth organs a harmonica …   English dictionary

  • mouth organ — mouth′ or gan n. mad harmonica • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

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