harmoniphon

noun har·mon·i·phon \härˈmänəˌfän\
variants: less commonly

harmoniphone

\-ˌfōn\

Definition of harmoniphon

plural

-s

  1. :  an obsolete wind instrument consisting of a series of reed pipes blown with a single mouthpiece and controlled by means of a keyboard, the tone resembling that of the oboe

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Origin and Etymology of harmoniphon

probably from French harmoniphon, from harmonie harmony (from Old French armonie) + -phon (from Greek phōnē sound) — more at harmony, ban


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