har·​mo·​ni·​um | \ här-ˈmō-nē-əm How to pronounce harmonium (audio) \

Definition of harmonium

Examples of harmonium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In August, her uncle sent the instrument back to Zohra’s mother in Ghazni, along with a violin, a flute and a harmonium. New York Times, 13 July 2022 Cale would let Nico toil at her own speed through vocals and harmonium accompaniment, and then encircle this primitive vessel with a flotilla of glockenspiel, viola, bosun’s pipe, and more. Brian Dillon, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2022 Ornette Coleman told her to play her melodies in the lower registers, so voice and harmonium matched. Brian Dillon, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2022 The diversity gives the show richly complex music and dance — the instrumentation includes a rhythm section, strings and keys, as well as harmonium, bansuri flute, sitar, tanpura, tumbi, tabla, dhol, daf and ankle bells. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Since then, Fanoos rose to fame playing the harmonium and singing Ghazal or Afghan epic poetry. Bryan Llenas, Fox News, 28 Nov. 2021 The clip also features Ghassan Birumi playing the oud in Ramallah, Palestine, Joshua Amjad playing the Kartaal in Karachi, Pakistan, and Tushar Hall playing the harmonium in Delhi, India. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2021 Waheedullah Barna, a 45-year-old musician and harmonium restorer, was the exception. Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2021 Over the next century, more musically minded inventors reduced the size of Kratzenstein’s device, calling their various creations a terpodian or harmonium. Steve Knopper, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of harmonium

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for harmonium

French, from Middle French harmonie, armonie

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“Harmonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonium. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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