reed organ

noun

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

Examples of reed organ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The morning sun pierces the windows of Michigan’s Central Mine Methodist Church, suffusing in a brilliant hue the pages of sheet music propped up on an 1882 reed organ. John Hanc, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Aug. 2023 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 21 Apr. 2024.

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