mel·​lo·​tron | \ ˈme-lə-ˌträn How to pronounce mellotron (audio) \

Definition of mellotron

: an electronic keyboard instrument programmed to produce the tape-recorded sounds usually of orchestral instruments

Examples of mellotron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rod Argent is the composer of most Zombie songs, and is quite a keyboardist, demonstrating his dexterity on the organ, piano, harpsichord, and mellotron. Herbert W. Strupp, National Review, "Something Great from ’68: Brian Wilson and the Zombies in Concert," 5 Oct. 2019 There are flute-like mellotron keyboard sounds on that record that sound carefully wedded to Rae’s voice. John Adamian,, "Tedeschi Trucks And Jay Critch Are Just Two Of This Week's Must-See Shows," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of mellotron

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mellotron

from Mellotron, a trademark

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Cite this Entry

“Mellotron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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