from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A surgical instrument which gives forth a plainly audible sound when it touches a calculus in the bladder.


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  • A temple-cavern vaster than Ellora with a giant 'lithophone' for organ!

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 4, April, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy Various

  • Those placed in the tomb's largest chamber, which included the 64 bronze bells and a lithophone composed of 41 chime stones, were used for somber ritual music such as that performed at periodic ancestral ceremonies, while those placed in the Marquis 'coffin chamber, such as the panpipes and zithers, were more likely played for lighter entertainment, perhaps folk music that accompanied singers and dancers.

    At the Museums: Ancient Chinese Treasures 2000

  • Two more sets of 'Dan Da' (stone percussion instruments) have recently been found in the central highlands province of Lam Dong, bringing the total sets of lithophone discovered in the locality to five, said the provincial museum.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator 2009


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  • spotted on Twitter as a musical instruments made from rocks... in the tweet I saw, it was an archaologist banging on fossils with a rock getting different tones.

    "Archaeologist Dr. Jean-Loup Ringot specialized in prehistoric music demonstrates a Lithophone.

    © The Archaeologist"

    May 15, 2022