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xy·lo·phone

xylophone

 
pronunciation:
zaI l fon
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part of speech: noun
definition: a percussion instrument composed of a series of metal or wooden bars. It is played by hitting the bars with small wooden mallets.
 
derivation: xylophonist (n.)
Word History
Xylophone is made up of the Greek words xylon, which means "wood," and phone, which means sound."
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The word xylophone contains the following part:
phon, phono, -phone, -phony Greek root that means sound, voice
synonyms:
son