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metallophone (plural metallophones)
- Any musical instrument consisting of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound.
2007 March 26, Vivien Schweitzer, “Bang on a Board: Sophisticated Music for Primitive Instruments”, in New York Times:
- The metallophone chimes at the end of each section signal changes in texture and harmony, a cue for the performers that permeates the consciousness of the listener like a reminder not to dwell on one thought or mood for too long.