noun Date: circa 1883 a percussion musical instrument consisting of a series of metal bars of varying pitch struck with hammers

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  • metallophone — mə̇ˈtaləˌfōn noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary metall + phone : a percussion musical instrument of definite pitch consisting of a series of graduated metal bars that are struck by hammers either manually or by a mechanical… …   Useful english dictionary

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