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glockenspiel

noun glock·en·spiel \ˈglä-kən-ˌspēl, -ˌshpēl\

: 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
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Origin of GLOCKENSPIEL

German, from Glocke bell + Spiel play
First Known Use: circa 1834
GLOCKENSPIEL Defined for Kids

glockenspiel

noun glock·en·spiel \ˈglä-kən-ˌspēl\

Definition of GLOCKENSPIEL for Kids

:  a portable musical instrument with a series of metal bars played with hammers

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