reed organ

noun

: a keyboard wind instrument in which the wind acts on a set of free reeds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Stoddard enjoyed sailing on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, reed organ restoration, model boat building, and relaxing with needlepoint projects. courant.com, 24 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reed organ was in 1851

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“Reed organ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reed%20organ. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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