Definition of ondes martenot in English:

ondes martenot

Line breaks: ondes mar|te|not
Pronunciation: /ɒ̃d ˈmɑːt(ə)nəʊ, ɔ̃d maʀtəno/

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noun (plural same)

An electronic keyboard producing one note of variable pitch.


1950s: from French ondes musicales, literally 'musical waves' (the original name of the instrument) and the name of Maurice Martenot (1898–1980), its French inventor.

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