string organ


Definition of string organ

: a reed organ having a set of vibrators or free reeds joined by rods with wires or strings that are thus made to vibrate with them and give musical tones resembling those both of the harmonium and pianoforte

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“String organ.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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