xy·​lo·​rim·​ba | \ˌzī-lə-ˈrim-bə also ˌzi-\
plural xylorimbas

Definition of xylorimba 

: a percussion instrument resembling the xylophone with a tubular metal resonator under each bar and an extended range which includes that of the marimba

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First Known Use of xylorimba

1925, in the meaning defined above

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