noun xy·lo·phone \ˈzī-lə-ˌfōn also ˈzi-\

: a musical instrument that has a set of wooden bars of different lengths that are hit with hammers

Full Definition of XYLOPHONE

:  a percussion instrument consisting of a series of wooden bars graduated in length to produce the musical scale, supported on belts of straw or felt, and sounded by striking with two small wooden hammers
xy·lo·phon·ist \-ˌfō-nist\ noun

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