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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-kes-tree-uh n]
    • /ɔrˈkɛs tri ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-kes-tree-uh n]
    • /ɔrˈkɛs tri ən/

Definitions of orchestrion word

  • noun orchestrion a mechanical musical instrument, resembling a barrel organ but more elaborate, for producing the effect of an orchestra. 1
  • noun orchestrion A large mechanical musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of an orchestra. 1
  • noun orchestrion a large, mechanical music box, somewhat like a barrel organ, that produces an effect imitative of that of an orchestra 0

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Origin of orchestrion

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
1830-40; orchestr(a) + -ion, as in accordion

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Parts of speech for Orchestrion


orchestrion popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

orchestrion usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for orchestrion

noun orchestrion

  • jukebox — a coin-operated phonograph, typically in a gaudy, illuminated cabinet, having a variety of records that can be selected by push button.
  • musical box — music box.
  • orchestrina — (musical instruments) orchestrion.

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