Xylophone is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of xylophone, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets
EXAMPLES - Xylophone in a Sentence
- Her laughter resembled the tinkle of a toy xylophone. (source)
- Soon, you're going to see a chicken playing the xylophone. (source)
- The "percus - sions": cymbals, bells, xylophone, chimes and assorted drums. (source)
- More importantly, I believe the xylophone is a painfully under-utilized instrument. (source)
- Like so many other of these evenings, a man ushered folks into dinner with a xylophone. (source)
- As the song goes on, her neuroses pulsate to the bongo drum and xylophone accompaniment. (source)
- We decided to let her choose whatever she wanted so she got an outfit for "Bebe" and a xylophone! (source)
- That creepy feeling came over me again'the horrors of death playing my vertebrae like a xylophone. (source)
- (Soundbite of xylophone music) HANSEN: You mentioned you were facing one another now in the studio. (source)
- Last night there was a comedian-magician and the night before a young guy who played a xylophone-synthesizer. (source)
- The xylophone is a species of harmonica composed of strips or cylinders of wood, struck with two little hammers. (source)
- We were awakened each morning by a Filipino steward playing a xylophone while calling out "First call for breakfast." (source)
- First I was on the xylophone (subbing for a bass guitar - LOL) and now I'm on drums, because apparently I'm good at them. (source)
- (Soundbite of xylophone music) Mr. RYAN: And his pattern is complete and now he'll de crescendo a bit and then Alex enters. (source)
- His Cloud Chamber Bowls, for example, were made of Pyrex bowls and a xylophone augmented with tuned liquor bottles and hubcaps. (source)
- Fassery Diabate on balafon , which is an African kin to a xylophone, and Mr. Segal on cello, double Mr. Sissoko's stately lines. (source)
- There are two electric guitars, a bass, drums, keyboards, a xylophone-like balaphon, and a wide assortment of percussion instruments. (source)
- And if you took apart sort of the triangle or the xylophone or whatever, it would still be a really, really strong songwriting at the core. (source)
- Like a gazillion other viewers, I was mesmerized by a fantastic room full of strings and gears and cogs and drumheads, brass pipes and xylophone pads. (source)
- The music that accompanies the daughter's journey is mostly ethereal, using the voices of young women, accordion, bells, xylophone, and even a little toy bugle. (source)
- A six-story-high microtonal xylophone that can produce smaller intervals between achievable tones than are heard when playing conventional Western musical scales. (source)
- Two numbers not on the program included a small youth delivering a virtuoso xylophone performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee that brought down the house. (source)
- Surrounded by dancers, musicians are beating out hip-shaking salsas, merengues and socas on the wooden slats of their xylophone-like marimbas, backed by blaring trumpets and saxes. (source)
- David, another interesting part in the studio version of "Tell It To The Rain" that you might have noticed is the xylophone, which is duplicated by the guitar in the introduction of (source)
- You cannot blame people if they cannot manage such compl ... "dm10003 said:" i think the xylophone is a subliminal cu m shot of ridicule by the producers. good thing the soul is ... " (source)
- The instrumental passages allowed all the musicians to solo, with no more emphasis on such traditional instruments as balafon a wooden-keyed xylophone and congas than electric guitar and bass. (source)
- Puccini, who also wrote "Tosca" and "Madame Butterfly," originally composed "Turandot" for an expanded orchestra, complete with Chinese gongs and a xylophone he personally imported from Thailand. (source)
- This close now the impact of the wood on plastic was something like sledgehammer on a side of beef, as though Odin had laid out a great xylophone at the stockyards and proceeded withFlight of the Bumblebee. (source)
- Hazard right brought that cheery disposition to the intimate affair, a vision of loveliness in a white dress with flowered sleeves and a starry, starry night xylophone that brightened an otherwise dimly lit stage. (source)
- He re-worked The Zombies' "This Will Be Our Year" via xylophone, covered Roxy Music's "More Than This," and, in what was the highlight of my week, unexpectedly turned an audience suggestion "Born in the U.S.A." into a Prince medley. (source)
- Ah yes, the landscape is poor and there is more concrete than anyone needs but we have music that involves more than a xylophone and we can buy groceries at all national chains as well as the various mercados sprinkled about the city .. (source)
- First, "neutrality" means simply that everything on the Internet must travel at the same speed, whether it's the Bluetooth device that connects my cardiac monitor to a hospital or a kid downloading a video of a cat playing the xylophone. (source)
- Man Man, whose new disc "Rabbit Habits" (Anti) hints at the band's shenanigans, jumble sax, trumpet, xylophone, duck calls and comic falsetto vocals, produce a sound that borrows from Eastern Europe, New Orleans and Flo & Eddie-era Zappa. (source)
- Luke Duggleby for The Wall Street Journal The Patravadi complex fosters classical Thai dance as well as jazz dance, theater from musicals to minimalist Japanese butoh, the Thai ranad (a type of xylophone, visible here in the background) and trapeze work. (source)
- I vomited at the thought of one more weirdie-beardy, ski-cap-wearing indie band shoving a glockenspiel in my face (and can we knock it off and just call it a "xylophone" maybe already?), and at first listen I'll have to confess at having no great jones to have another round of this. (source)
- The music for harp, vibraphone, xylophone, bell-like glockenspiel and cimbalom often possesses the textural delicacy and sound color associated with the music of Mr. Boulez since the premiere in 1955 of "Le Marteau sans Maitre" ( "The Hammer Without a Master"), which brought him to public attention. (source)
- Standing there in the doorway of my South Bronx classroom, watching seventy-plus Black and Latino/a students dancing to the Siam-via-Broadway soundscape of reverberating gongs, pentatonic xylophone riffs and heavily (if inauthentically) Asian-inflected vocals, I try to answer Alethea's question as clearly as I can. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "xylophone" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 3 synonyms for xylophone.
carillon, marimba, vibraphone
We have 0 antonyms for xylophone.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of xylophone from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A percussion instrument consisting of a mounted row of wooden bars graduated in length to sound a chromatic scale, played with two small mallets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) a musical instrument made of wooden slats graduated so as to make the sounds of the scale when struck with a small drumstick-like hammer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) An instrument common among the Russians, Poles, and Tartars, consisting of a series of strips of wood or glass graduated in length to the musical scale, resting on belts of straw, and struck with two small hammers. Called in Germany strohfiedel, or straw fiddle.
- (noun) An instrument to determine the vibrative properties of different kinds of wood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of wooden bars, often supported on bands of straw, and sounded by means of small wooden hammers or by rubbing with rosined gloves. The tone is often agreeable and effective. Also gigelira, sticcada, and strawfiddle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets