harmoniphon definition

  • noun:
    • An obsolete wind-instrument with a keyboard, where noise, which resembled the oboe, had been from the vibration of slim metallic dishes, acted upon by blowing through a tube.
    • A musical tool comprising some free metallic reeds placed in a tube like that of a clarinet, the wind being furnished by the breathing through a mouthpiece, and its particular admission to the reeds becoming controlled by a keyboard like this of pianoforte.
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