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Definition of "melodeon" [me•lo•de•on]

  • A small harmonium. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "melodeon" in a sentence
  • "The scene to be represented is a parlor furnished with sofa, chairs, carpet, pictures, table, and a melodeon, which is placed on the side of the stage."
  • "Dancing was tabooed, but a "melodeon" was carted to the dock and hymns were sung."
  • "Presently the profound stillness was broken by the harmonium -- "melodeon" is, I believe, the precise name of the instrument -- softly sounding a bar of music."
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