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Definition of organ
- 2 (also pipe organ) a large musical instrument having rows of tuned pipes sounded by compressed air, and played using one or more keyboards to produce a wide range of musical effects. The pipes are generally arranged in ranks of a particular type, each controlled by a stop, and often into larger sets linked to separate keyboards.
- an electronic keyboard instrument that produces sounds similar to those of a pipe organ. See also reed organ.
late Old English, via Latin from Greek organon 'tool, instrument, sense organ', reinforced in Middle English by Old French organe