- an organlike keyboard instrument with small metal reeds and a pair of bellows operated by the player's feet.
Origin of harmonium
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Historical Examples of harmonium
He sang an Offertory solo, accompanying himself on the harmonium.
Miss Campion presided at the harmonium that evening in place of Father Letheby.
One of their chief instruments is the 'Marimba' or 'Tyanbilo,' a form of harmonium.Chatterbox, 1906
Yes, a harmonium would be just the thing; perhaps one could be spared me.Cardinal Newman as a Musician
Indeed, there were some among them who deliberately said they preferred a harmonium to an organ!The Coxswain's Bride
- a musical keyboard instrument of the reed organ family, in which air from pedal-operated bellows causes the reeds to vibrate
Word Origin for harmonium
keyboard instrument, 1847, from French harmonium, from Greek harmonia (see harmony). Invented c.1840.