Definition of physharmonica in English:

physharmonica

noun

Music
historical
  • An early form of harmonium, in which metal springs are set in vibration by a current of air.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From German † Physharmonica from ancient Greek ϕῦσα bellows + German † Harmonica (now Harmonika) harmonica.

Pronunciation

physharmonica

/ˌfʌɪshɑːˈmɒnɪkə//ˌfʌɪzhɑːˈmɒnɪkə//ˌfɪzhɑːˈmɒnɪkə/