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metallophone

[muh-tal-uh-fohn] /məˈtæl əˌfoʊn/
noun
1.
any musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of metal bars that may either be struck by hammers operated manually or played with a keyboard.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; metallo- + -phone
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metallophone

/mɛˈtæləˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
any of various musical instruments consisting of tuned metal bars struck with a hammer, such as the glockenspiel
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Encyclopedia Article for metallophone

any percussion instrument consisting of a series of struck metal bars (compare xylophone, with struck wooden bars). Examples include the saron and gender of the Indonesian gamelan orchestra and the Western glockenspiel, vibraphone, and (with a keyboard) celesta.

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