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ˈglɒk ənˌspil, -ˌʃpilglock·en·spiel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glockenspiel, orchestral bellsnoun

    a percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated metal bars mounted on a frame and played with small hammers

Wiktionary

  1. glockenspielnoun

    a musical instrument of the percussion family of instruments; like the xylophone, it has tuned bars arranged like the keys on a piano, and is also smaller in size and higher in pitch.

  2. Etymology: from Glockenspiel (lit., bells-play)

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  1. Glockenspiel

    The glockenspiel (German pronunciation: [ˈɡlɔkənˌʃpiːl] or [ˈɡlɔkŋ̍ˌʃpiːl], Glocken: bells and Spiel: set) or bells is a percussion instrument consisting of pitched aluminum or steel bars arranged in a keyboard layout. This makes the glockenspiel a type of metallophone, similar to the vibraphone. The glockenspiel is played by striking the bars with mallets, often made of a hard material such as metal or plastic. Its clear, high-pitched tone is often heard in orchestras, wind ensembles, marching bands, and in popular music.

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  1. glockenspiel

    A glockenspiel is a musical instrument, part of the percussion family, that resembles a xylophone and has a series of metal bars or plates that produce musical notes when struck with small handheld hammers or mallets. The name is of German origin, meaning "bell play", referring to the bell-like sound it produces.

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  1. Glockenspiel

    A glockenspiel is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. In this way, it is similar to the xylophone; however, the xylophone's bars are made of wood, while the glockenspiel's are metal plates or tubes, thus making it a metallophone. The glockenspiel, moreover, is usually smaller and higher in pitch. In German, a carillon is also called a Glockenspiel, while in French, the glockenspiel is often called a carillon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glockenspiel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glockenspiel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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