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glass harmonica

noun
1.
a musical instrument composed of a set of graduated, revolving glass bowls, the rims of which are moistened and set in vibration by friction from the fingertips.
Origin of glass harmonica
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • He is credited with having devised an improved form of glass harmonica, one of which he presented to Queen Marie Antoinette.

    Makers of Electricity Brother Potamian
  • An instrument that is interesting rather than handsome is the glass harmonica shown in Figure 90.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
British Dictionary definitions for glass harmonica

glass harmonica

noun
1.
a musical instrument of the 18th century consisting of a set of glass bowls of graduated pitches, played by rubbing the fingers over the moistened rims or by a keyboard mechanism Sometimes shortened to harmonica Also called musical glasses
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