A type of reed organ resembling the harmonium but in which air is sucked (not blown) through reeds.
- ‘There were only two people who pretended not to hear it, the gentleman who played the American organ and the lady who dreamt of going to Warsaw.’
- ‘‘American organs’ (which are also made in Europe) have greater stability of tone and pitch, thicker reeds, and sound rather more like a pipe organ, but they are less capable of expression than the harmonium.’
- ‘Between the ages of twelve and fifteen I regularly played the American organ and led the singing at the three churches in our village’
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