Definition of Xylophone

1. Noun. A percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets.

Exact synonyms: Marimba
Generic synonyms: Percussion Instrument, Percussive Instrument
Derivative terms: Xylophonist



Definition of Xylophone

1. n. An instrument common among the Russians, Poles, and Tartars, consisting of a series of strips of wood or glass graduated in length to the musical scale, resting on belts of straw, and struck with two small hammers. Called in Germany strohfiedel, or straw fiddle.

2. n. An instrument common among the Russians, Poles, and Tartars, consisting of a series of strips of wood or glass graduated in length to the musical scale, resting on belts of straw, and struck with two small hammers. Called in Germany strohfiedel, or straw fiddle.

Definition of Xylophone

1. Noun. a musical instrument made of wooden slats graduated so as to make the sounds of the scale when struck with a small drumstick-like hammer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Xylophone

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Medical Definition of Xylophone

1. 1. An instrument common among the Russians, Poles, and Tartars, consisting of a series of strips of wood or glass graduated in length to the musical scale, resting on belts of straw, and struck with two small hammers. Called in Germany strohfiedel, or straw fiddle. 2. An instrument to determine the vibrative properties of different kinds of wood. Origin: Xylo- + Gr. Fwnh sound. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Xylophone

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xylophone (current term)
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xylopyranose
xylopyranoses
xylopyranoside
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xyloquinone

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