glockenspiel

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

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 and Etymology of glockenspiel

German, from Glocke bell + Spiel play


GLOCKENSPIEL Defined for English Language Learners

glockenspiel

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Definition of glockenspiel for English Language Learners

  • : a musical instrument that has a line of flat metal bars of different sizes that are hit with two special sticks


GLOCKENSPIEL Defined for Kids

glockenspiel

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

Definition of glockenspiel for Students

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

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