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xylophone

xy·lo·phone

xylophone

 
pronunciation:
zaI l fon
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part of speech: noun
definition: a percussion instrument having a series of graduated metal or wooden bars that sound the notes of the chromatic scale when struck with small wooden mallets.
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derivation: xylophonist (n.)
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Xylophone is made up of the Greek words xylon, which means "wood," and phone, which means sound."
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