xylophone

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From xylo- ‎(of wood) +‎ -phone ‎(sound).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: zīʹlə-fōn', IPA(key): /ˈzaɪ.lə.ˌfəʊn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: xy‧lo‧phone

Noun[edit]

xylophone ‎(plural xylophones)

  1. (music) Any musical instrument (percussion idiophone) made of wooden slats graduated so as to make the sounds of the scale when struck with a small drumstick-like mallet; the standard Western concert xylophone or one of its derivatives.
    All I know how to play on my xylophone is "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Would you like to hear it?

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Verb[edit]

xylophone ‎(third-person singular simple present xylophones, present participle xylophoning, simple past and past participle xylophoned)

  1. To play a xylophone or to play something else as though it was a xylophone.
  2. To move above a ridged surface so as to hit every ridge, in a manner similar to playing quickly and sequentially on a xylophone.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From xylo- +‎ -phone.

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xylophone m ‎(plural xylophones)

  1. Xylophone.

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