reed organ


Definition of reed organ

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

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

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First Known Use of reed organ

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Reed organ.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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