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American organ

Definition of the noun american organ

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  1. a free-reed instrument in which air is drawn in through reeds by suction bellows


American organ a.k.a. Melodeon: A melodeon is a type of 19th century reed organ with a foot-operated vacuum bellows, and a piano keyboard. It differs from the related harmonium, which uses a pressure bellows. Melodeons were manufactured in the United States sometime after 1812 until the Civil War era. By 1840 forty builders are listed.

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Google previewThe american cyclopedia: a popular dictionary of general knowledge (1875)

due to American organ builders. It has us been applied to moving the stops of the orrn. Now, by the pressure of a small knob reach of the performer's fingers while p whole combinations of stops can be drawn or pushed in, and the changes ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1940)

by G. Grove

AMERICAN ORGAN. manner; butsomstsnofthesncieuthymnsars fi-omhis own...

Inthefirstplacethsreedsinthe American organ are considerabl smaller and more curved and twisted than in e harmonium, and thereisawiderspsce leftatthe sided ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

American organ > n. a type of reed organ resembling the harmonium but in which air is sucked (not blown) through reeds. American plan > n. North American term for FULL BOARD. americium /,ama'rtsjam/ > n. the chemical element of atomic ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Michael Kennedy, Joyce Bourne

American organ. Called in USA the 'cabinet org.', this is a type of reed org. like ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2008)

by Ann Lee Morgan

For some years the premier American organ of modern creative expression, the magazine's identity nevertheless gradually suffered as Stieglitz's growing attention to art and contemporary culture drew its contents away from photographic ...

Google previewThe Hutchinson Concise Dictionary of Music (2014)

by Barrie Jones

American organ keyboard reed organ similar to the l)harmonium, differing from the latter in some details, particularly in sucking in the wind through its reeds instead of expelling it. Its principle was discovered by a workman attached to Jacob ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Music (2013)

by Michael Kennedy, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy

American organ Called in USA the 'cabinet org', this is a type of reed organ like the *harmonium in which air is sucked through reeds. Invented by workman in * Alexandre's factory but developed in Boston, MA. 'American' Quartet Name by ...

Google previewPronouncing Musical Dictionary of Technical Words, Phrases and Abbreviations (1875)

Including Definitions of Musical Terms Used by the Ancient Hebrews... by William Ludden

American organ. A variety of the harmonium which differs from the Europeon harmonium in in the arrangement of the bellows, and for producing varieties of expression. A mezza aria. It. (a mdt s& 3-rg-a.) An air partly in the style of a recitative ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

American organ 7noun a type of reed organ resemVbling the harmonium but in which air is sucked (not blown) through reeds. American plan 7noun North American term for FULL BOARD. Often contrasted with EUROPEAN PLAN. American ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

scoring being by points won for touch-downs and goals: American Indian a member of the indigenous peoples of America, thought on discovery to be Indian: American organ an instrument resembling the harmonium, in which air is sucked ...

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