ondes musicales

noun, often capitalized O&M ondes mu·si·cales \ ōⁿdmᵫ̅zēkȧl \
variants: or ondes martenot \ōⁿdmȧrtənō\

Definition of ondes musicales

plural ondes musicales \like singular\ or ondes martenot \like singular\
: a melodic electrophone capable of producing quarter tones and eighth tones

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Origin and Etymology of ondes musicales

ondes musicales from French, literally, musical waves; ondes martenot from French, literally, Martenot waves, after Maurice Martenot, born 1898 French musician, its inventor


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