Definition of orchestrelle
: a reed organ of the late 19th and early 20th centuries constructed on the principle of the mechanical player piano and designed to imitate the effect of an orchestra
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Origin and Etymology of orchestrelle
orchestra + French -elle, diminutive suffix
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