a small kind of reed organ
Origin of harmoniumFr: so named by A. F. Debain (1809-77), French organ maker ; from harmonie, harmony
An organlike keyboard instrument that produces tones with free metal reeds actuated by air forced from a bellows.
Origin of harmoniumFrench, from harmonie, harmony, from Old French armonie, harmonie; see harmony.
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From French harmonium, a term coined by Alexandre Debain.