Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A musical instrument, invented in 1806 by J. C. Dietz, consisting of a graduated series of metal bars which could be sounded by being pressed against a rotating cylinder. It was played from a keyboard.

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  • noun obsolete An accordion.

Etymologies

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From Latin melodia ("melody").

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