Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A percussion instrument consisting of a graduated series of metal bars struck with either hand-held or keyboard-controlled hammers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any musical instrument consisting of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument like a pianoforte, but having metal bars instead of strings.
  • n. An instrument like the xylophone, but having metallic instead of wooden bars.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pianoforte with graduated metal bars instead of strings.
  • n. An instrument like the xylophone, but with metallic instead of wooden bars.

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Examples

  • The glockenspiel - not to be confused with a xylophone - is the most well-known of the metallophone family of instruments.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • Like other [[metallophone]] s, it is a part of the percussion section, but is usually played by a pianist rather than percussionist.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Its formation is two xylophones (roneat ek and roneat thung, resprectively high and low registers), a metallophone

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