Origin of harmonica
Examples from the Web for harmonica
Her voice is strong and full of full of character; her harmonica playing swift and powerful.
He stands in the middle of the sidewalk, eyes closed, head tilted to one side, the harmonica cupped in his hands.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he pulled a harmonica out of his pocket and played a song for his friend.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I'm quite good on the harmonica, and can get a tune out of most musical instruments, so long as the tune is “Oh Susannah.”
Dylan also appeared, at the first concert, as the harmonica soloist on “Forgetful Heart,” but in a wholly different register.
He was, too, forbidden to play his harmonica lest the noise attract attention to the camp of the Overland Riders.Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers|Jessie Graham Flower
He placed the harmonica to his lips, holding it in hollowed hands.Blue Goose|Frank Lewis Nason
A harmonica was the most wonderful thing Lippo could imagine.Maezli|Johanna Spyri
He resurrected the harmonica with which it was his wont, ashore in public-houses, to while away the time between bottles.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
When he came out of the store with the harmonica in his hands, he almost stumbled into Miss Ware.The Calico Cat|Charles Miner Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for harmonica
Word Origin for harmonica
Word Origin and History for harmonica
1762, coined by Ben Franklin as the name for a glass harmonica, from Latin fem. of harmonicus (see harmonic); modern sense of "mouth organ" is 1873, American English, earlier harmonicon (1825).