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  1. armonica(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: Coined by Benjamin Franklin, its inventor; built on armonia. glass harmonica is a corruption of Franklin's original word, a backformation influenced by harmonica (a reed instrument invented sixty years later).

Anagrams of armonica

  1. marocain

  2. Romanica

  3. armoniac

  4. macaroni

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a kind of small musical instrument played with the mouth.

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