Definition of Armonica

1. Noun. A musical instrument made of blown-glass bowls mounted on a spindle turned originally by a foot pedal, and played with wetted fingers, producing an ethereal sound. Technically, it is a crystallophone. It has enjoyed a modern revival. ¹



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Definition of Armonica

1. a type of musical instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Armonica

armlets
armlike
armload
armloads
armlock
armlocked
armlocks
armlong
armodafinil
armoir
armoire
armoires
armoirs
armomancy
armoniac
armonica (current term)
armonicas
armor
armor-bearer
armor-bearers
armor-clad
armor-piercing
armor-piercing shot
armor-plated
armor heart
armor plate
armor plating
armorbearer
armorbearers
armored

Literary usage of Armonica

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1. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1818)
"In honor of your musical language, I have borrowed from it the name of this instrument, calling it the armonica. With great esteem and respect, I am, &c. ..."

2. The Writings of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1906)
"... QUERIES RESPECTING THE armonica London, December 8, 1772. WHEN the glasses are ranged on the horizontal spindle, or, to make use of your expression, ..."

3. The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and by Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks (1856)
"Cold produced by Evaporation.— Ingenious Theory for explaining the Causes of Northeast Storms. — Invents a Musical Instrument, called the armonica. ..."

4. The Posthumous and Other Writings of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (1819)
"In honor of your musical language, I have bor rowed from it the name of this instrument, calling it the armonica. With great esteem and ..."

5. Student and Singer: The Reminiscences of Charles Santley by Charles Santley (1892)
"... Friendly Encouragement—Elected principal Second Violin in the 'Societa armonica'—My Excess of Zeal: a Second 'Domino'— Unsuccessful attempt to join the ..."

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