mouth bow


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Noun1.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 cavitymouth 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
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
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Also hoping to impress were West Country duo 2TONIC - Andy Boddington and Mark Richardson - who had travelled up from Plymouth to audition their unique '70s folk rock double act featuring odd musical instruments like the mouth bow.
Among the peculiar items at Atticus Music are Japanese jaw harps, mukurris, kazoos, zazobos, wazoogles, nose whistles and a 15,000-yearold mouth bow - believed to be the oldest-ever musical instrument, first represented in ancient cave paintings.
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.