Origin of xylophonexylo- + -phone
A child playing a xylophone.
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 musical percussion instrument consisting of a series of typically wooden bars graduated in length so as to sound the notes of the scale when struck with mallets
A percussion instrument consisting of a mounted row of wooden bars that are graduated in length to sound a chromatic scale, played with two small mallets.
- 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.
- All I know how to play on my xylophone is "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Would you like to hear it?
- The words range from a single letter (easy difficulty) to complicated ones like 'xylophone' (expert).
- Mallets include xylophone, marimba, chimes and others, while drums include snares, toms, bass drum, timpani, and others.