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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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harmonica

[hɑːrˈmɒnɪkə] nharmonica m
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harmonica

nHarmonika f
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harmonica

[hɑːˈmɒnɪkə] narmonica a bocca
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harmonica

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