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 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 Meanwhile, Ellis handled violin, viola, alto flute, tenor guitar, piano, harmonium, synthesizer, loops, drum machine, glockenspiel, and autoharp, as well as singing backing vocals. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 25 Feb. 2021 This is where my head was when Birchfield pulled open the harmonium. Jenni Avins, Quartz, 28 Nov. 2019 The harmonium, a favorite instrument of Wagner’s, is powered by foot pedals. Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2019 There’s an accordion, violin, harmonium, Armenian duduk, Iranian Tombak and even a handful of homemade instruments that make up the aural texture. Lila Seidman, latimes.com, 9 July 2019 These days, the sama nights are Shaidaiyi’s only chance to play the harmonium for an appreciative audience. Maija Liuhto, Longreads, 28 June 2018 The album was an arduous process, with Ms. Takada composing, producing, arranging the microphones and playing everything on it, from marimba to drums, harmonium to Coke bottle. New York Times, 21 May 2018 The remaining players are Taimur Sullivan, saxophone; Stephen Burns, trumpet; Caleb Shemwell, trombone; Stefan Hersh and Minghuan Xu, violins; Anthony Devroye, viola; Julian Hersh, cello; Winston Choi, piano; and Daniel Schlosberg, harmonium. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, 15 May 2018

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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 25 Jul. 2021.

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