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xylophone Definitions

noun

any musical instrument (percussion idiophone) made of wooden slats graduated so as to make the sounds of the scale when struck with a small drumstick-like mallet; the standard western concert xylophone or one of its derivatives.

verb

to move above a ridged surface so as to hit every ridge, in a manner similar to playing quickly and sequentially on a xylophone.

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  • the strings, except the harp, have several players for each part, the others usually only one. the strings are the bowed violin, viola, cello (or violoncello), double bass, and the plucked harp. the woodwinds are the flute, oboe, english horn, clarinet, and bassoon, all of which appear in more than one size. the brass are french horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. the percussion are kettledrums (or timpani), snare and bass drums, cymbals, triangle, and xylophone, to name only a few of the most frequently used. factmonster.com

  • we are going to have one 15-minute break at 11:30. and i have a xylophone up there that i will use to make sounds so that if you are out in the lobby or in the restroom or whatever, you will be able to hear, just like you see at meetings. (housekeeping details) hhs.gov

  • the strings, except the harp, have several players for each part, the others usually only one. the strings are the bowed violin, viola, cello (or violoncello), double bass, and the plucked harp. the woodwinds are the flute, oboe, english horn, clarinet, and bassoon, all of which appear in more than one size. the brass are french horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. the percussion are kettledrums (or timpani), snare and bass drums, cymbals, triangle, and xylophone, to name only a few of the most frequently used. infoplease.com

  • the virtual reality treatment involved a head-mounted display and hand controllers, introducing users to computer situations such as rescuing a cat from a tree, and playing a xylophone near the edge of a floor. the participants went through as many as six 30-minute sessions over two weeks. (some people responded more quickly than others.) medicinenet.com