noun /mɪˈləʊdɪən,məˈloʊdiən/
b) A type of reed organ with a single keyboard.
Syn: diatonic button accordion

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  • Melodeon — Me*lo de*on, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? musical. See {Melody}, and cf. {Odeon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Mus.) A kind of small reed organ; a portable form of the seraphine. [1913 Webster] 2. A music hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melodeon — 1847, variant of melodion, from Ger. Melopdoin, from Melodie, from O.Fr. melodie (see MELODY (Cf. melody)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • melodeon — ► NOUN 1) a small accordion. 2) a small organ similar to the harmonium …   English terms dictionary

  • melodeon — ☆ melodeon [mə lō′dē ən ] n. [Ger melodion, coined (1806) by J. C. Dietz, Ger inventor, for another instrument < melodie < OFr, MELODY] a small keyboard organ in which the tones are produced by drawing air through metal reeds by means of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Melodeon — The terms melodeon and melodion may refer to: Musical instruments Any of several related musical instruments of the free reed aerophone family Melodeon (organ), a type of 19th century reed organ Melodion (friction instrument), a type of 19th… …   Wikipedia

  • Melodeon — diatonisches Akkordeon Das Diatonische Akkordeon (auch diatonische Harmonika) ist ein Akkordeon mit diatonischem und wechseltönigem Diskant sowie wechseltönigem Bass. Als Knopfgriffakkordeon gehört es zur Familie der Handzuginstrumente. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mélodéon — En français, le mot mélodéon désigne un accordéon diatonique bi sonore. Il comporte une rangée de boutons (10 le plus souvent) pour la mélodie à la main droite et 2 (le plus souvent) ou 4 soupapes pour l accompagnement à la main gauche. La partie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • melodeon — noun Etymology: German Melodion, from Melodie melody, ultimately from Late Latin melodia Date: 1844 a small reed organ in which a suction bellows draws air inward through the reeds …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • melodeon — /meuh loh dee euhn/, n. 1. a small reed organ. 2. a kind of accordion. Also, melodion. [1840 50, Amer.; < G, formed on Melodie melody; see ACCORDION] * * * ▪ musical instrument also spelled  Melodium,  also called  Reed Organ, or American Organ …   Universalium

  • melodeon — Synonyms and related words: Hammond organ, baroque organ, calliope, calliophone, choralcelo, electric organ, electro pneumatic organ, harmonium, hydraulic organ, melodica, orchestrelle, organ, organophone, pipe organ, reed organ, seraphine, steam …   Moby Thesaurus

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