Origin of mouth organ
First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for mouth organ
The men were cheery, and a mouth-organ and a mandoline wafted us on.In Mesopotamia
Tune up on the mouth-organ, Sam, an' off she goes with a song.'The Magic Pudding
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
- another name for harmonica (def. 1)
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