Definition of mellotron in English:


Line breaks: mello|tron
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛlətrɒn


( trademark in the US)
An electronic keyboard instrument in which each key controls the playback of a single pre-recorded musical sound.
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  • You have to follow where the innovations are coming from, delving into different sounds and instrumentation, working with electronic synthesizers and mellotrons, even banjos.
  • Frith piles up layers of sharp, melodic guitars, woozy mellotrons or mournfully folky violins, with results that range from the infectiously melodic to the fearsomely dense.
  • While acoustically based, he beefs things up with tons of keyboards and mellotrons, giving the songs a majestic feel despite their simplicity.


1960s: from mellow + -tron, element of electronic.

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