xylophone

[zahy-luh-fohn]
noun
a musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of wooden bars, usually sounded by striking with small wooden hammers.

Origin:
1865–70; xylo- + -phone

xylophonic [zahy-luh-fon-ik] , adjective
xylophonist [zahy-luh-foh-nist, zahy-lof-uh-nist, zi-] , noun
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xylophone (ˈzaɪləˌfəʊn)
 
n
music a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars of graduated length. It is played with hard-headed hammers
 
[C19: from xylo- + -phone]
 
xylophonic
 
adj
 
xylophonist
 
n

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xylophone
1866, coined from Gk. xylon "wood" + phone "a sound" (see fame).
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Example sentences
Ed plays the xylophone and works a printing press: anarchists' slogans, calling cards, the menu of the evening.
Each locomotive comes with built-in castanets, cymbals, a xylophone and a drum.
Instruments on the table include a xylophone, cymbal, drum and two drumsticks.
The multi-colored toys come in the shape of a drum and a xylophone, and are sold with a drumstick for playing the musical toy.
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