Definition of melodica in English:

melodica

Line breaks: me¦lod|ica
Pronunciation: /məˈlɒdɪkə
 
/

noun

A wind instrument with a small keyboard controlling a row of reeds, and a mouthpiece at one end.
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  • Well, for one thing, there's a wide variety of acoustic instruments featured here: upright bass, guitar, piano, clarinet, cymbals, viola, melodica and cello.
  • With an organ providing a solid backing for the song, trombones and melodicas weave interlacing melodies.
  • The music becomes a dense, intricate concoction enriched by electronic elements, melodica, glockenspiel, accordion, trumpet, viola, pump organ, and banjo.

Origin

1960s: from melody, on the pattern of harmonica.

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