harmonica

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noun har·mon·i·ca \här-ˈmä-ni-kə\

Definition of harmonica

  1. 1 :  glass harmonica

  2. 2 :  a small rectangular wind instrument with free reeds recessed in air slots from which tones are sounded by exhaling and inhaling

harmonicist

play \här-ˈmä-nə-sist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of harmonica

Italian armonica, feminine of armonico harmonious


HARMONICA Defined for English Language Learners

harmonica

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Definition of harmonica for English Language Learners

  • : a small musical instrument that is played with your mouth


HARMONICA Defined for Kids

harmonica

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noun har·mon·i·ca \här-ˈmä-ni-kə\

Definition of harmonica for Students

  1. :  a small musical instrument held in the hand and played by the mouth



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