lithophone

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noun lith·o·phone \ˈli-thə-ˌfōn\

Definition of lithophone

plural

lithophones

  1. :  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. Rossing, Science of Percussion Instruments, 2000 — compare crystallophone, metallophone

lithophonic

adjective

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1977

First Known Use of lithophone

1977


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