Definition of melodicon
: a keyboard instrument of the early 19th century in which the mechanism causes tuning forks or steel bars to be struck
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Origin and Etymology of melodicon
New Latin, from Greek melōidikon, neuter of melōidikos melodic
First Known Use: circa 1876
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