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membranophone

[mem-brey-nuh-fohn] /mɛmˈbreɪ nəˌfoʊn/
noun
1.
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 of membranophone
1935-1940
1935-40; membrane + -o- + -phone
Related forms
membranophonic
[mem-brey-nuh-fon-ik] /mɛmˌbreɪ nəˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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