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

Definition of harmoniphon

: 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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History and Etymology for harmoniphon

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 May. 2020.

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