xylophonically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

xylophonic +‎ -ally

Adverb[edit]

xylophonically (not comparable)

  1. (rare) As if by a xylophone.
    • 1919, The Judge: Volume 77
      A fox trot idyl of the Orient, xylophonically told and played in excellent tempo.
    • 2001, Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye
      [] while the dishes on the bed tray clinked xylophonically against one another.
    • 2007, Ronald Blythe, Out of the Valley: Another Year at Wormingford (page 16)
      Alf re-lays them two by two, first levelling their sandy beds, and I listen to them chinking xylophonically as he locks them into each other.