melodion

noun
me·​lo·​di·​on | \ -ˈlōdēən \
plural -s

Definition of melodion

1 : a keyboard musical instrument invented in 1806 consisting of graduated metal rods sounded by contact with a revolving cylinder
2 : american organ

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History and Etymology for melodion

German, from melodie melody, from Old French

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“Melodion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melodion. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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