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melodeon

or me·lo·di·on

[ muh-loh-dee-uhn ]
/ məˈloʊ di ən /
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noun

a small reed organ.
a kind of accordion.

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Origin of melodeon

1840–50, Americanism;<German, formed on Melodie melody; see accordion
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British Dictionary definitions for melodeon

melodeon

melodion

/ (mɪˈləʊdɪən) /

noun music

a type of small accordion
a type of keyboard instrument similar to the harmonium

Word Origin for melodeon

C19: from German, from Melodie melody
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