me·​tal·​lo·​phone | \ mə-ˈta-lə-ˌfōn How to pronounce metallophone (audio) \

Definition of metallophone

: a percussion musical instrument consisting of a series of metal bars of varying pitch struck with hammers

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The harmony will be enriched with Native American flute, acoustic guitar, metallophone and crystal bowls along with vocals. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Passion 4 K.I.D.S founders visit with royalty," 29 Aug. 2019 Elsewhere Ibarra employs liquid-sounding gongs and other metallophones. John Adamian,, "Susie Ibarra's DreamTime Ensemble To Play Firehouse 12," 14 Apr. 2018 Plans call for four large percussion instruments — contrabrass chimes, xylophones, metallophone and swirl chimes — to be installed at the top of Rotary Hill near Aurora Avenue. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Advisory commission recommends adding Smart Park, Harmony Park to Naperville Riverwalk," 14 Mar. 2018 The first of four shows on a festival staggered through May, the opener includes performances by the Northern California Gagaku Group, Euphotic, Soo Yeon Lyuh and Pet the Tiger, with someone playing a metallophone built by Leon Schneiderman. Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, "Pacific Film Archive filling screens year-round in new home," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of metallophone

1883, in the meaning defined above

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