- a mechanical musical instrument, resembling a barrel organ but more elaborate, for producing the effect of an orchestra.
Origin of orchestrion
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Historical Examples of orchestrion
They were dancing in the hall when I arrived, and now they're playing the orchestrion!The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Raymond finally said to me, one evening, in the shadow of the orchestrion.
I never asked what Mr. Gluckstein thought of the orchestrion.
This orchestrion was a superior one, with a varied programme.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
The "musical instrument of his invention" was called an orchestrion.An Introduction to the Study of Browning