Xylophone meaning

zī'lə-fōn'
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.

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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.
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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.
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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?

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Origin of xylophone

  • From xylo- (“of wood”) +‎ -phone (“sound”).
    From Wiktionary