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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From xylo- (of wood) +‎ -phone (sound).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: zīʹlə-fōn', IPA(key): /ˈzaɪ.lə.ˌfəʊn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: xy‧lo‧phone

NounEdit

xylophone (plural xylophones)

  1. (music) Any musical instrument (percussion idiophone) made of wooden slats graduated so as to make the sounds of the scale when struck with a small drumstick-like mallet; the standard Western concert xylophone or one of its derivatives.
    All I know how to play on my xylophone is "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Would you like to hear it?

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VerbEdit

xylophone (third-person singular simple present xylophones, present participle xylophoning, simple past and past participle xylophoned)

  1. To play a xylophone or to play something else as though it was a xylophone.
  2. To move above a ridged surface so as to hit every ridge, in a manner similar to playing quickly and sequentially on a xylophone.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From xylo- +‎ -phone.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡzi.lɔ.fɔn/, /ksi.lɔ.fɔn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

xylophone m (plural xylophones)

  1. xylophone

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