noun lan·tum \ˈlantəm\

Definition of lantum



  1. :  a 19th-century wind instrument played with keys or buttons that cause metallic reeds to be sounded by air supplied by a bellows … the concertina, the accordion, the melodion, the lantum, and a number of other contrivances more or less useful … — Musical Times, 1 June 1888

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Origin and Etymology of lantum

origin unknown

First Known Use: 1847

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a trip made at another's expense

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