Definition of Melodeon

1. n. A kind of small reed organ; -- a portable form of the seraphine.

Definition of Melodeon

1. Noun. (historical US) A music hall. ¹

2. Noun. (historical musical instruments) A type of reed organ with a single keyboard. ¹

3. Noun. (musical instruments) An accordion where the melody-side keyboard is limited to the notes of diatonic scales in a small number of keys. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melodeon

1. a musical instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melodeon

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mellownesses
mellows
mellowy
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melluco
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melocotoon
melodeon (current term)
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melodic minor scale
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melodica
melodically
melodicas
melodicism

Literary usage of Melodeon

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1. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by Thomas Allston Brown (1903)
"This building became notorious as THE melodeon CONCERT HALL. ... Lea, the melodeon Concert Hall became one of the sights of New York. ..."

2. Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker: Minister of the Twenty-eighth by John Weiss (1864)
"... West Roxbury—melodeon—Massachusetts Quarterly Review. THE dear friends in his parish joyfully -welcomed him back to his work, which he reassumed with ..."

3. A Record of the Boston Stage by William Warland Clapp (1853)
"The Davenports at the Lion. — Mechanics' Institute. — The melodeon, etc. etc. IN the latter part of the year 1835, Mr. James Raymond and associates, ..."

4. Dwight's Journal of Music by John Sullivan Dwight (1867)
"American School for the melodeon, $1.50. 'Winner's Perfect Guide for the melodeon ... melodeon without a Master. By KL Whit«, 76. Green and White's melodeon ..."

5. Scribners Monthly (1878)
"from the Provincetown wharves and made straight for the light-house, bearing the melodeon, spick-span new, smelling horribly of varnish, and not much more ..."

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