lan·​tum | \ ˈlantəm \
plural lantums

Definition of lantum

: 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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First Known Use of lantum

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lantum

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“Lantum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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