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lithophone

[lith-uh-fohn]
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noun
  1. a Chinese stone chime consisting of 16 stone slabs hung in two rows and struck with a hammer.

Origin of lithophone

First recorded in 1885–90; litho- + -phone
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Historical Examples

  • A temple-cavern vaster than Ellora with a giant 'lithophone' for organ!

    Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862

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