flexatone

noun flex·a·tone \ ˈflek-sə-ˌtōn \

Definition of flexatone

plural flexatones
:a small percussion instrument consisting of a tapered blade of flexible metal mounted in a wire frame which when the frame is shaken is struck alternately by two balls attached at the end of springy metal strips on either side of the sheet and whose pitch can be changed by thumb pressure on the blade

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First Known Use of flexatone

1924


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