Melodeon meaning

mə-lōdē-ən
A small harmonium.
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A small keyboard organ in which the tones are produced by drawing air through metal reeds by means of a bellows operated by pedals: it is much like a harmonium.
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(historical, US) A music hall.
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(historical, music) A type of reed organ with a single keyboard.
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(music) An accordion where the melody-side keyboard is limited to the notes of diatonic scales in a small number of keys.
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Origin of melodeon

  • Probably alteration of melodium from melody

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French mélodium, with change of ending.

    From Wiktionary

  • From melo- + odeon.

    From Wiktionary