Jew-s-harp definition

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A small musical instrument consisting of a lyre-shaped metal frame that is held between the teeth and a projecting steel tongue that is plucked to produce a soft twanging sound.
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A small musical instrument consisting of a lyre-shaped metal frame held between the teeth and played by plucking a projecting bent piece with the finger: it produces twanging tones.
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Origin of jew-s-harp

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    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition