- a small reed organ.
- a kind of accordion.
Origin of melodeon
Examples from the Web for melodeon
Historical Examples of melodeon
She could not imagine how the singing could be anything without her voice and the melodeon.
Ye can't foller a fiddle an' sing, ye got to hev a melodeon or accordion.
Billy's flute and the melodeon did not harmonize as the melodeon had only three notes left in it.
I guess we could get us some kind of a melodeon, 'fore we done such a thing as that.Country Neighbors
Eve came from the melodeon and laid one slim hand on his arm.The Flaming Jewel
Robert W. Chambers
- a type of small accordion
- a type of keyboard instrument similar to the harmonium
Word Origin for melodeon
1847, variant of melodion, from German Melopdoin, from Melodie, from Old French melodie (see melody).