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mouth organ

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noun
  1. harmonica(def 1).

Origin of mouth organ

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for mouth organ

Historical Examples

  • The men were cheery, and a mouth-organ and a mandoline wafted us on.

    In Mesopotamia

    Martin Swayne

  • Tune up on the mouth-organ, Sam, an' off she goes with a song.'

    The Magic Pudding

    Norman Lindsay

  • On the other hand, you could get a mouth-organ with a bell on it for nine-pence; he knew.

  • It was a question between a lop-eared rabbit and a mouth-organ.

  • She might have thought that he had intended to make a fool of himself by playing the mouth-organ there!

    The Innocents

    Sinclair Lewis


British Dictionary definitions for mouth organ

mouth organ

noun
  1. another name for harmonica (def. 1)
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