Definition of metallophone in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɪˈtalə(ʊ)fəʊn/


A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by striking metal bars of varying pitches.
Example sentences
  • One of their most popular musical ensembles played during such occasions is the gamelan, an instrumental ensemble made up of drums, xylophones, metallophones, tuned gongs, and bamboo flutes.
  • It consists of bronze gongs, keyed metallophones (like xylophones), drums, a flute, a rebab fiddle, and a celempung zither.
  • The former work is rather seductive, thanks in part to the coos of the three female vocalists and also because of the exotic tones of the marimbas, glockenspiels, and metallophone.

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