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

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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 — ► 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 Records — is a record label set up in 1964 by Richard K. Spottswood. Melodeon Records issued among others the first recordings after his rediscovery of Skip James and the 1940 Library Of Congress Sessions of Blind Willie McTell. In 1970 the label was… …   Wikipedia

  • Melodeon (organ) — A Melodeon of the American Organ Co. A melodeon (also known as a cabinet organ or American organ) is a type of 19th century reed organ with a foot operated vacuum bellows, and a piano keyboard. It differs from the related harmonium, which uses a… …   Wikipedia

  • Melodeon (Boston, Massachusetts) — The Melodeon (1839 ca.1870) was a concert hall and performance space in 19th century Boston, Massachusetts, located on Washington Street, near West Street. Musical concerts, lectures, sermons, conferences, visual displays, and popular… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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