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plural noun
a set of drinking glasses filled with varying amounts of water to produce ringing tones of different pitches when the player's finger is rubbed around the wet rims.
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Origin of musical glasses

First recorded in 1760–70
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musical glasses

pl n
another term for glass harmonica
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