The Jew's harp, also known as Twanger, jaw harp, vargan, mouth harp, gewgaw, guimbard, khomus, Ozark harp, Galician harp, Berimbau de boca, murchunga, or drimba, is a lamellophone instrument, consisting of a flexible metal or bamboo tongue or reed attached to a frame.
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|Other names||jaw harp, mouth harp,Twanger, Ozark harp, juice harp, murchunga, guimbarde|
(Heteroglot guimbarde (the lamella is attached to the frame))
Jew's harps may be categorized as idioglot or heteroglot (whether or not the frame and the tine are one piece); by the shape of the frame (rod or plaque); by the number of tines, and whether the tines are plucked, joint-tapped, or string-pulled.