Definition of glockenspiel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡlɒkənʃpiːl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɑːkənʃpiːl//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument made of a row of metal bars of different lengths, that you hit with two small hammers compare xylophone See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originearly 19th cent. (denoting an organ stop imitating the sound of bells): from German Glockenspiel, literally ‘bell play’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glockenspiel