Definition of harmonium in English:


Line breaks: har|mo¦nium
Pronunciation: /hɑːˈməʊnɪəm


  • A keyboard instrument in which the notes are produced by air driven through metal reeds by foot-operated bellows.
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    • 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.


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

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