glockenspiel

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glock·en·spiel

 (glŏk′ən-spēl′, -shpēl′)
n.
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.]

glockenspiel

(ˈɡlɒkənˌspiːl; -ˌʃpiːl)
n
(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)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glockenspiel - a percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated metal bars mounted on a frame and played with small hammersglockenspiel - a percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated metal bars mounted on a frame and played with small hammers
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
Translations

glockenspiel

[ˈglɒkənspiːl] Ncarillón m

glockenspiel

[ˈglɒkənspiːl ˈglɒkənʃpiːl] nglockenspiel m

glockenspiel

nGlockenspiel nt
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