barrel organ

noun

Definition of barrel organ 

: an instrument for producing music by the action of a revolving cylinder studded with pegs on a series of valves that admit air from a bellows to a set of pipes

First Known Use of barrel organ

1750, in the meaning defined above

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barrel organ

noun

English Language Learners Definition of barrel organ

: a large musical instrument that is played by turning a handle and that was once commonly played by performers (called organ-grinders) on city streets

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