lithophone

lithophone

[lith-uh-fohn]
noun
a Chinese stone chime consisting of 16 stone slabs hung in two rows and struck with a hammer.

Origin:
1885–90; litho- + -phone

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lithophone

a set of struck sonorous stones, the basis of musical instruments found around the world. Such instruments can be found from the South Seas and South America to Africa and East Asia. Stones are used in Ethiopian and Coptic churches, for example, as bells (dowel), as well as in sets of chimes.

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