Definition of membranophone in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɛmˈbreɪnəfəʊn/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


An instrument in which the sound is produced by a stretched membrane, such as a drum.
Example sentences
  • But you can also sub-divide the membranophones in a different way; by considering their physical construction.
  • It is not a membranophone like other drums because it does not have anything stretched over it, like a skin or paper.
  • Drums are examples of membranophones, and cultures from all over the world have created different types of drums.

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