reed organ

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reed organ

n.
A harmonium.

reed organ

n
1. (Instruments) a wind instrument, such as the harmonium, accordion, or harmonica, in which the sound is produced by reeds, each reed producing one note only
2. (Instruments) a type of pipe organ, such as the regal, in which all the pipes are fitted with reeds

reed′ or`gan


n.
a musical keyboard instrument, as the harmonium, having small metal reeds through which air is forced to produce the sound.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.reed organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellowsreed organ - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
References in classic literature ?
I was glad to learn that our piano, our parlor organ, and our melodeon were to be the best instruments of the kind that could be had in the market.
Also known as a melodian or parlor organ, the instrument has not been manufactured for more than 75 years.