glockenspiel(redirected from Bell lyre)
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A percussion instrument with a series of metal bars tuned to the chromatic scale and played with two light hammers.
[German : Glocken, pl. of Glocke, bell (from Middle High German, from Old High German glocka, of imitative origin ) + Spiel, play; see spiel.]
(Instruments) a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned metal plates played with a pair of small hammers
[C19: German, from Glocken bells + Spiel play]
glock•en•spiel(ˈglɒk ənˌspil, -ˌʃpil)
a musical instrument composed of a set of graduated steel bars mounted in a frame and struck with hammers, used esp. in bands.
[1815–25; < German, =Glocken bells + Spiel play]
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|Noun||1.||glockenspiel - a percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated metal bars mounted on a frame and played with small hammers|