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



BrE BrE//ˈzaɪləfəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzaɪləfoʊn//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument made of two rows of wooden bars of different lengths that you hit with two small sticks compare glockenspiel See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originmid 19th cent.: from xylo- ‘of wood’ + -phone (see phone).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: xylophone