What does harmonica mean?

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hɑrˈmɒn ɪ kəhar·mon·i·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harmonica, mouth organ, harp, mouth harp(noun)

    a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole

GCIDE

  1. Harmonica(n.)

    A small wind musical instrument shaped like a flat bar with holes along the thin edges, held in the hand and producing notes from multiple vibrating reeds arranged inside along its length; it was formerly called the harmonicon. See harmonicon.

    Etymology: [Fem. fr. L. harmonicus harmonic. See Harmonic, n. ]

Wiktionary

  1. harmonica(Noun)

    a musical wind instrument with a series of holes for the player to blow into, each hole producing a different note

  2. harmonica(Noun)

    a musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones.

  3. harmonica(Noun)

    a toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harmonica(noun)

    a musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones

    Etymology: [Fem. fr. L. harmonicus harmonic. See Harmonic, n. ]

  2. Harmonica(noun)

    a toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers

    Etymology: [Fem. fr. L. harmonicus harmonic. See Harmonic, n. ]

Freebase

  1. harmonica

    The harmonica, also French harp, blues harp, and mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument used worldwide in nearly every musical genre, notably in blues, American folk music, jazz, country, and rock and roll. There are many types of harmonica, including diatonic, chromatic, tremolo, octave, orchestral, and bass versions. A harmonica is played by using the mouth to direct air into and out of one or more holes along a mouthpiece. Behind the holes are chambers containing at least one reed. A harmonica reed is a flat elongated spring typically made of brass or bronze, which is secured at one end over a slot that serves as an airway. When the free end is made to vibrate by the player's air, it alternately blocks and unblocks the airway to produce sound. Reeds are pre-tuned to individual pitches. Tuning may involve changing a reed's length, the weight near its free end, or the stiffness near its fixed end. Longer, heavier and springier reeds produce deeper, lower sounds; shorter, lighter and stiffer reeds make higher-pitched sounds. If, as on most modern harmonicas, a reed is affixed above or below its slot rather than in the plane of the slot, it responds more easily to air flowing in the direction that initially would push it into the slot, i.e., as a closing reed. This difference in response to air direction makes it possible to include both a blow reed and a draw reed in the same air chamber and to play them separately without relying on flaps of plastic or leather to block the nonplaying reed.

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How to say harmonica in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harmonica in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harmonica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of harmonica

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