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

Examples of harmonium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The songwriting and music are fresh — Hammond even plays a harmonium. Josh Crutchmer, Rolling Stone, 5 Apr. 2024 In January, Mendes took to social media to share a video of himself freely singing along to a harmonium and opened up about his growth over the past year in the post's caption. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2024 On Tuesday, the Wonder singer shared a reflective post with fans on social media, alongside a video of himself freely singing along to a harmonium. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024 In the short interlude between musical pieces, Tuqeer Ali Khan looks suspiciously at his harmonium. Hasan Ali, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 May 2023 Smashing up the rubab, tabla, and harmonium. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 31 Dec. 2021 Monday’s in-person concert will feature a chamber orchestra as well as musicians playing traditional Afghan instruments: the tabla, harmonium, and the rubâb, the majestic 18-string national instrument of Afghanistan. Noah Schaffer, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Mar. 2023 In crafting the musical soundscape, Hauschka took influence from his grandmother’s harmonium and Led Zeppelin. Anne Branigin, Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2023 Played on a harmonium, a pump organ that belonged to the composer’s great-grandmother, the distorted notes drive an opening scene in which uniforms from dead soldiers get recycled for the fresh recruits. John Jurgensen, WSJ, 13 Mar. 2023

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Word History


French, from Middle French harmonie, armonie

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of harmonium was in 1847

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“Harmonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonium. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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