from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A musical instrument, invented at Dresden in 1812, consisting of twenty-four trumpets and two drums, which were played by machinery.


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  • JM deplores the demise of bellonions as domestic entertainment devices - makes his eyes water to think of it.

    January 19, 2010

  • mechanical instrument combining trumpets and drums.

    February 9, 2008