plural lantums
: 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

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lantum was in 1847

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“Lantum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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