Glockenspiel Definition

glŏkən-spēl, -shpēl
glockenspiels
noun
glockenspiels
A percussion instrument with chromatically tuned, flat metal bars set in a frame, that produce bell-like tones when struck with small hammers.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
orchestral bells

Other Word Forms of Glockenspiel

Noun

Singular:
glockenspiel
Plural:
glockenspiels

Origin of Glockenspiel

  • German Glocken pl. of Glocke bell (from Middle High German) (from Old High German glocka) (of imitative origin) Spiel play spiel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • from German Glockenspiel (lit., bells-play)

    From Wiktionary

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