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a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets
(Mus.) Originally, 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; now any similar musical instrument composed of a series of bars of graduated length. Called in Germany strohfiedel, or straw fiddle.
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.
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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
an instrument to determine the vibrative properties of different kinds of wood
Etymology: [Xylo- + Gr. fwnh` sound.]
The xylophone is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets. Each bar is an idiophone tuned to a pitch of a musical scale, whether pentatonic or heptatonic in the case of many African and Asian instruments, diatonic in many western children's instruments, or chromatic for orchestral use. The term may be used generally, to include all such instruments, such as the marimba and balafon or, more specifically, to refer to an orchestral instrument of somewhat higher pitch range than the chromatic marimba. It is sometimes mistakenly used to refer to the similar lithophone and metallophone, instruments of the glockenspiel or pixiphone type. The semantron or semanterion, also called a xylon is a percussion instrument used in monasteries to summon monks to prayer or at the start of a procession.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
zī′lō-fōn, n. a musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of wooden bars, which are rested on straw, and are struck by wooden hammers. [Gr. xylon, wood, phōnē, a voice.]
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The numerical value of xylophone in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of xylophone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- xilòfonCatalan, Valencian
- سنتور چوبیPersian
- xylofonNorwegian Nynorsk
- marimba ya kizungu, zilofoniSwahili
- mộc cầmVietnamese
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