- The definition of a xylophone is a percussion instrument played by striking wooden bars of graduated lengths.
An example of a xylophone is a popular instrument which young children play.
A child playing a xylophone.
xylophone definition by Webster's New World
a musical percussion instrument consisting of a series of wooden bars graduated in length so as to sound the notes of the scale when struck with mallets
Origin: xylo- plush -phone
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- xylophonist noun
xylophone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A percussion instrument consisting of a mounted row of wooden bars graduated in length to sound a chromatic scale, played with two small mallets.
- xyˈlo·phonˌist noun