Definition of Hammond organ in English:

Share this entry

Hammond organ

Pronunciation: /ˌhamənd ˈôrɡən/


A type of electronic organ.
Example sentences
  • Instead, there was a Hammond organ, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes and Barbieri's collection of analog synths, which includes a Prophet 5 and a Roland System 700.
  • They take centre stage among a small eclectic ensemble of instruments, including two Hammond organs, electrically amplified violin and vibraphones.
  • Acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica, Hammond organ all flow in and out of the mix, the melodies are slow burning, the musicianship expert.


1930s: named after Laurens Hammond (1895–1973), American mechanical engineer.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Ham·mond or·gan

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.