Definition of temple block in English:

temple block

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  • A percussion instrument consisting of a hollow block of wood which is struck with a stick.
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    • The music is atmospheric without being intrusive: temple blocks provide necessary clatter.
    • Softer than the sound produced by a temple block, the woodblock is a harsh and gritty instrument.
    • The temple blocks sound pitches higher or lower, depending on their size.

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