a small reed organ.
a kind of accordion.
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How to use melodeon in a sentence
Then you could do your paintin',' she says, 'an' get you a new melodeon for the Sunday School, or whatever 'tis you want.Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
Dancing was tabooed, but a "melodeon" was carted to the dock and hymns were sung.The Kirk on Rutgers Farm | Frederick Brckbauer
At the close of one convivial session Artemus went to a concert-hall, the "melodeon," blacked his face, and delivered a speech.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
The melodeon, tormented by Mrs. Lurania Bassett, shrieked and groaned, and the hymn was sung.Cap'n Eri | Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The pipes, the melodeon, the fiddle, they know that—and a few ould ones have heard the harp.The Wind Bloweth | Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
British Dictionary definitions for melodeon
a type of small accordion
a type of keyboard instrument similar to the harmonium
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