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harmonium

Syllabification: har·mo·ni·um
Pronunciation: /härˈmōnēəm
 
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Definition of harmonium in English:

noun

A keyboard instrument in which the notes are produced by air driven through metal reeds by foot-operated bellows.
Example sentences
  • Many of the pieces contain that strange instrument, the harmonium - so unfashionable now, but an item in many well-to-do 19 th-century homes.
  • They include the drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, as well as many of the less traditional instruments such as block flute, harmonium and flugelhorn.
  • Ms Joy Dhammapala plays piano and harmonium, keyboard music in the western and Sri Lankan traditions.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, from Latin harmonia (see harmony) or Greek harmonios 'harmonious'.

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