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Meaning of XYLOPHONE

Pronunciation:  'zIlu`fown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets
 

XYLOPHONE is a 9 letter word that starts with X.

 

 Synonyms: marimba
 
 See Also: percussion instrument, percussive instrument

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Xy"lo*phone\, n. [Xylo- + Gr. fwnh` sound.]
1. (Mus.) 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. --Knight.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of seeing a xylophone, foretells you will achieve your greatest ambitions with recognition and honor.
 

 

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