Definition of Metallophone

1. n. An instrument like a pianoforte, but having metal bars instead of strings.



Definition of Metallophone

1. Noun. Any musical instrument consisting of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound. ¹

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Definition of Metallophone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metallophone

metalloidal
metalloids
metallokinesis
metallome
metallomes
metallomesogen
metallomesogens
metallometallation
metallometallations
metallomics
metallopeptidase
metallopeptidases
metallophilia
metallophilic
metallophobia
metallophone (current term)
metallophones
metallophosphatase
metallophotonic
metallophyte
metallophytes
metalloplastic
metallopolymer
metallopolymers
metalloporphyrin
metalloporphyrins
metalloprotease
metalloproteases
metalloprotein
metalloproteinase

Literary usage of Metallophone

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... molecules only produce bands and fluted spaces. JN Lockyer, Spect. Anal., p. 175. metallophone (me-tal'ö-fön), n. ..."

2. Sound and Its Relation to Music by Clarence Grant Hamilton (1912)
"Rods with both ends free, employed in instruments like the xylophone and metallophone, were investigated with great care by Chladni (1756-1827), ..."

3. Sound and Music by John Augustine Zahm (1892)
"The metallophone, unlike the claque-bois, on account of the intensity and piercing character of its upper partials, could never be used alone; ..."

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