glass harmonicaglass harmonica
a musical instrument consisting of an arranged series of graduated glasses from which tones are produced by rubbing the edges with a wet finger
A musical instrument consisting of a set of graduated glass bowls on a rotating spindle that produce tones when a finger is pressed to their moistened rims.
(plural glass harmonicas)
- (music) A musical instrument composed of a series of spinning glass bowls, played with the fingers, invented by Benjamin Franklin. See armonica.