metallophone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

metallo- +‎ -phone

Noun[edit]

metallophone (plural metallophones)

  1. 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[1]:
      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.

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