membranophone

noun mem·bra·no·phone \memˈbrānəˌfōn\

Definition of membranophone

plural

membranophones

  1. :  any of a class of musical instruments (such as a drum or kazoo) whose sound is generated by striking, rubbing, or singing into a stretched membrane — compare aerophone, chordophone, electrophone, idiophone, lamellophone

membranophonic

\(¦)mem¦brānə¦fänik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of membranophone

International Scientific Vocabulary membran- + -phone


First Known Use: 1927


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