Harmonica Har*mon"i*ca (-[i^]*k[.a]), n. [Fem. fr. L. harmonicus harmonic. See {Harmonic}, n. ] 1. A musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones; it is now called the {glass harmonica}, to distinguish it from the common harmonica, formerly called the harmonicon. [1913 Webster]

2. A toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers. [1913 Webster]

3. 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}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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