harmoniphon

noun

har·​mon·​i·​phon
härˈmänəˌfän
variants or less commonly harmoniphone
-ˌfōn
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Harmoniphon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmoniphon. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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