Jew's harp

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Jew's harp (plural Jew's harps)

  1. A musical instrument consisting of a flexible metal or bamboo “tongue” attached to a frame. This tongue is placed in the performer’s mouth and plucked with the finger to produce a note of constant pitch. Melodies can be created by changing the shape of the mouth and causing different overtones.
Jew’s harp
A modern jew’s harp


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