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har·mon·i·ca

 (här-mŏn′ĭ-kə)
n. Music
1. A small rectangular instrument consisting of a row of free reeds set back in air holes, played by exhaling or inhaling. Also called mouth harp, mouth organ; also called regionally French harp.
2. A glass harmonica.
3. An instrument consisting of tuned strips of metal or glass fixed to a frame and struck with a hammer.

[Alteration of obsolete armonica, glass harmonica, from Italian, feminine of armonico, harmonious, from Latin harmonicus, harmonic; see harmonic.]

harmonica

(hɑːˈmɒnɪkə)
n
1. (Instruments) Also called: mouth organ a small wind instrument of the reed organ family in which reeds of graduated lengths set into a metal plate enclosed in a narrow oblong box are made to vibrate by blowing and sucking
2. (Instruments) See glass harmonica
[C18: from Latin harmonicus relating to harmony]

har•mon•i•ca

(hɑrˈmɒn ɪ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
a musical wind instrument consisting of a small rectangular case containing a set of metal reeds connected to a row of holes, over which the player places the mouth and exhales and inhales to produce the tones.
Also called mouth organ.
[1775–85; n. use of feminine of Latin harmonicus harmonic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harmonica - a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired holeharmonica - a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
Translations
harmonikafoukací harmonika
mundharmonika
MundharmonikaGlasharmonika
huuliharppu
usna harmonika
munnharpa
ハーモニカ
하모니카
lūpinė armonikėlė
harmonika
harmonika
munspel
หีบเพลงปาก
ağız mızıkasıarmonika
kèn harmonica

harmonica

[hɑːˈmɒnɪkə] Narmónica f

harmonica

[hɑːrˈmɒnɪkə] nharmonica m

harmonica

nHarmonika f

harmonica

[hɑːˈmɒnɪkə] narmonica a bocca

harmonica

(haːˈmonikə) noun
a kind of small musical instrument played with the mouth.

harmonica

آلَةُ الْهِرْمُونِيكَا الْمُوسِيقِيةُ foukací harmonika mundharmonika Mundharmonika φυσαρμόνικα armónica huuliharppu harmonica usna harmonika armonica ハーモニカ 하모니카 mondharmonica munnspill harmonijka ustna gaita-de-beiços, gaita-de-boca губная гармоника munspel หีบเพลงปาก armonika kèn harmonica 口琴
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Whether it's called a pocket piano, blues harp, mouth organ, French harp, or tin sandwich, people all over the world play harmonicas.