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xylophone

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Pronunciation

  • enPR: zīʹlə-fōn', IPA: /ˈzaɪ.lə.ˌfəʊn/
  • Hyphenation: xy•lo•phone

Etymology

From Greek ξύλον (ksýlon, “wood”) and φωνή (fōnḗ, “sound”).

Noun

Singular
xylophone

Plural
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  1. a musical instrument made of wooden slats graduated so as to make the sounds of the scale when struck with a small drumstick-like hammer.
    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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French

Pronunciation

Noun

xylophone m. (plural xylophones)

  1. Xylophone.

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