mouth bow

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Synonyms for mouth bow

a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity

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Kit with the Mouth Bow, an instrument which originated | |15,000 years ago
She is a leading exponent of numerous African instruments including the uhadi, a single stringed instrument struck with a bow,and the umrhubhe,a friction mouth bow.
A rainbow-colored stick representing the tree of life stands in a corner amid a collection of percussion instruments, including a mouth bow that, at one point, the instrumentalist known as Cooper-Moore picks up and begins to play enthusiastically.
Chapters that follow overview the variety of percussion (slit drums, sounding boards, jew's harps, rattles, gourd drum, body percussion), wind (conch signalling, panpipes, nose flutes, end-blown flutes, trumpets), and stringed (mouth bow) instruments.