mouth harp


noun South Midland and Southern U.S.


Origin of mouth harp

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
Also called harp.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for mouth harp

harp, harmonicon, harmonica, kazoo, panpipe

Examples from the Web for mouth harp

Historical Examples of mouth harp

  • 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.

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    Eugene Wood