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har·mo·ni·um

 (här-mō′nē-əm)
n.
An organlike keyboard instrument that produces tones with free metal reeds actuated by air forced from a bellows.

[French, from harmonie, harmony, from Old French armonie, harmonie; see harmony.]
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harmonium

(hɑːˈməʊnɪəm)
n
(Instruments) a musical keyboard instrument of the reed organ family, in which air from pedal-operated bellows causes the reeds to vibrate
[C19: from French, from harmonie harmony]
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har•mo•ni•um

(hɑrˈmoʊ ni əm)

n.
an organlike keyboard instrument with small metal reeds and pedal-operated bellows.
[1840–50; Latinization of Greek harmónion, neuter of harmónios harmonious]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harmonium - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellowsharmonium - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
free-reed instrument - a wind instrument with a free reed
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Translations

harmonium

[hɑːˈməʊnɪəm] Narmonio m
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harmonium

[hɑːrˈməʊniəm] nharmonium m
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harmonium

nHarmonium nt
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harmonium

[hɑːˈməʊnɪəm] narmonium m inv
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References in classic literature ?
In one corner stood a harmonium. On each side of the fireplace were chairs covered in stamped leather, each with an antimacassar; one had arms and was called the husband, and the other had none and was called the wife.
She took from the top of the harmonium the large Bible and the prayer-book from which the Vicar was accustomed to read prayers, and put them on Philip's chair.
As the congregation entered they were met by mild sweet chords issuing from a harmonium, where Miss Willett, concealed from view by a baize curtain, struck emphatic chords with uncertain fingers.
He gave his blessing, and then, while the solemn chords again issued from the harmonium behind the curtain, the different people began scraping and fumbling and moving very awkwardly and consciously towards the door.
By this time the music had stopped, and the musicians-a fiddler, and the young lady who played the harmonium on Sundays-were hastily refreshing themselves at one corner of the supper-table which aligned its devastated pie-dishes and ice-cream saucers on the platform at the end of the hall.
"Once more I was in luck, for I had not been lying there long before I heard my dear Ewbank snoring like a harmonium, and the music never ceased for a moment; it was as loud as ever when I crept out and closed my door behind me, as regular as ever when I stopped to listen at his.
Colonel Stark laid down the lamp on the top of a harmonium beside the door.
It was droning like a harmonium with the flies and bluebottles, and the floor and walls were like a slaughter-house.
A musicologist, a singer, solo harmonium player and writer, Professor Ali shared his thoughts and experiences about the evolution of music in the subcontinent, its downfall and the reasons associated with it.
Professor Shahbaz Ali, a musicologist, a singer, solo harmonium player and a writer, would share his thoughts and experiences on the topic.
Rawalpindi Arts Council has started different training courses including singing, harmonium, tabla, organ, guitar, violin, sitar, paining, art and craft, child art, calligraphy, pottery decoration, fashion designing, self-grooming, handmade jewellery, flower making, baking, continental dishes, Mughal dishes, Italian dishes, cutting and sewing, candle making, computer and computer graphics, textile designing, spoken English, interior decoration, glass painting, and stocking flower.
Being a subsidiary of an art group, 'Theater Walay', Ustad Raza Ali Khan School of music was also conducting classes for various musical instruments including guitar, harmonium, violin, sitar and tabla also underway.