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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drum, membranophone, tympannoun

    a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

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  1. membranophonenoun

    Any musical instrument that produces sound via the vibration of a stretched membrane.

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  1. Membranophone

    A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane. It is one of the four main divisions of instruments in the original Hornbostel-Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification. According to Sachs, The sound is produced by a membrane ["skin" or "head"] stretched over an opening. Most, but not all, membranophones are generally called drums. They are classified according to material, shape, skin(s), skin fastening, playing positions, and manner of playing.

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  1. membranophone

    A membranophone is a type of musical instrument that produces sound primarily by causing a stretched membrane or skin to vibrate. This category includes instruments such as drums, tambourines, and timpani. The term is commonly used in the study of ethnomusicology.

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  1. Membranophone

    A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane. It is one of the four main divisions of instruments in the original Hornbostel-Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification. Most membranophones are drums. Hornbostel-Sachs divides drums into three main types: struck drums, where the skin is hit with a stick, the hand, or something else; string drums, where a knotted string attached to the skin is pulled, passing its vibrations onto the skin; and friction drums, where some sort of rubbing motion causes the skin to vibrate. In addition to drums, there is another kind of membranophone, called the singing membranophone, of which the best known type is the kazoo. These instruments modify a sound produced by something else, commonly the human voice, by having a skin vibrate in sympathy with it.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of membranophone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of membranophone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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