Complete Definition of "armonica"

Image:Armonica.jpg|thumb|400px|An armonica
English
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Etymology
Coined by w:Benjamin Franklin|Benjamin Franklin, its inventor; built on Italian armonia (harmony). Glass harmonica is a corruption of Franklin's original word, a backformation influenced by harmonica (a reed instrument invented sixty years later).

Noun

en-noun

  1. 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.

Synonyms
glass harmonica


Italian

Noun
it-noun|armonic|f|a|he

  1. armonica#English|armonica, glass harmonica

#informal harmonica, mouth organ

Derived terms
armonica a bocca
fisarmonica

Adjective
armonica

  1. feminine of armonico - harmonious

it:armonica
ru:armonica

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