Definition of Mouth organ

1. Noun. A small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole.

Exact synonyms: Harmonica, Harp, Mouth Harp
Generic synonyms: Free-reed Instrument
Derivative terms: Harp, Harpist



Definition of Mouth organ

1. Noun. The harmonica ¹

2. Noun. The panpipes ¹

3. Noun. The Jew's harp ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mouth Organ

mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
mouth-to-mouth resuscitations
mouth-watering
mouth bow
mouth breather
mouth breathers
mouth breathing
mouth harp
mouth hole
mouth mirror
mouth music
mouth of a sailor
mouth off
mouth organ (current term)
mouth organs
mouth protectors
mouth rehabilitation
mouth stick
mouth ulcer
mouth ulcers
mouth wash
mouthbreather
mouthbreathers
mouthbreathing
mouthbreeder
mouthbreeders
mouthbrooder
mouthbrooders

Literary usage of Mouth organ

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1. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"His color-clavichord is as symptomatic in this respect as the mouth-organ of Des Esseintes that we shall discuss in a later chapter. ..."

2. Ballads of a Cheechako by Robert William Service (1909)
"THE SONG OF THE MOUTH- ORGAN (With apologies to the singer of the "Song of the Banjo.") I'ma homely little bit of tin and bone; I'm beloved by the Legion of ..."

3. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"On these principles the mouth-organ is constructed. It consists of a number of hollow canes or reeds, ranged side by side, and secured by cross bands of ..."

4. The New Music Review and Church Music Review by American Guild of Organists (1906)
"The "mouth organ" is referred to by a writer in Musical Opinion as a ... We read: • "The apotheosis of the mouth organ is certainly one of the war's ..."

5. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1821)
"The mouth organ, or Pant Pipet, are well known; being so often played as an ... The tones of the mouth-organ are certainly agreeable, but are besi heard at ..."

6. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"His color-clavichord is as symptomatic in this respect as the mouth-organ of Des Esseintes that we shall discuss in a later chapter. ..."

7. Ballads of a Cheechako by Robert William Service (1909)
"THE SONG OF THE MOUTH- ORGAN (With apologies to the singer of the "Song of the Banjo.") I'ma homely little bit of tin and bone; I'm beloved by the Legion of ..."

8. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"On these principles the mouth-organ is constructed. It consists of a number of hollow canes or reeds, ranged side by side, and secured by cross bands of ..."

9. The New Music Review and Church Music Review by American Guild of Organists (1906)
"The "mouth organ" is referred to by a writer in Musical Opinion as a ... We read: • "The apotheosis of the mouth organ is certainly one of the war's ..."

10. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1821)
"The mouth organ, or Pant Pipet, are well known; being so often played as an ... The tones of the mouth-organ are certainly agreeable, but are besi heard at ..."

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