Simple Definition of glockenspiel
: a musical instrument that has a line of flat metal bars of different sizes that are hit with two special sticks
Full Definition of glockenspiel
: a percussion instrument consisting of a series of graduated metal bars tuned to the chromatic scale and played with two hammers
Origin of glockenspiel
German, from Glocke bell + Spiel play
First Known Use: circa 1834
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GLOCKENSPIEL Defined for Kids
Definition of glockenspiel for Students
: a portable musical instrument with a series of metal bars played with hammers
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