lithophone

noun lith·o·phone \ ˈli-thə-ˌfōn \

Definition of lithophone

plural lithophones
:any of a class of percussion instruments (such as the qing) that are made of stone and whose sound is produced by striking
  • These ancient lithophones were clearly tuned by flaking and yield two sonorous pentatonic scales.
  • —Thomas D. RossingScience of Percussion Instruments2000
— compare crystallophone, metallophone

lithophonic

adjective

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First Known Use of lithophone

1977


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