membranophonic

membranophone

[mem-brey-nuh-fohn]
noun
any musical instrument, as a drum, in which the sound is produced by striking, rubbing, or blowing against a membrane stretched over a frame.

Origin:
1935–40; membrane + -o- + -phone

membranophonic [mem-brey-nuh-fon-ik] , adjective
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membranophone

noun
a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end [syn: drum
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