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positive organ

Syllabification: pos·i·tive or·gan

Definition of positive organ in English:

noun

chiefly historical
A large but movable pipe organ. Compare with portative organ.
Example sentences
  • William Christie plays modern recreations of old instruments: a two-manual Hemsch-style harpsichord built by Ducornet and Danset, and a positive organ by Johan Deblieck.

Origin

early 18th century: positive in the sense 'adapted to be placed in position'.

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