balafon

noun bal·a·fon \ˈba-lə-ˌfōn, -ˌfän\
variants: less commonly

balafo

\ˈba-lə-fō\ or

balaphon

\ˈba-lə-ˌfōn, -ˌfän\

Definition of balafon

plural

balafons

also

balafos

or

balaphons

  1. :  a West African xylophone with gourd resonators

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Origin and Etymology of balafon

French & Bambara; French balafon, from Bambara balafo to play the xylophone, from bala xylophone


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