Origin of glockenspiel
Examples from the Web for glockenspiel
Only toy instruments, small instruments: mandolins, banjos, glockenspiel.Meet Alexandre Desplat, Hollywood’s Master Composer|Andrew Romano|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The orchestra employed is the usual large modern orchestra, with a piccolo, glockenspiel and xylophone.Giacomo Puccini|Wakeling Dry
It has fallen into disuse now, having been replaced by the glockenspiel or steel harmonica.
I have discovered a new instrument in Paris, something between a piano and a glockenspiel, with a divinely beautiful tone.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Word Origin for glockenspiel
1825, from German Glockenspiel, literally "play of bells," from Glocke "bell" (see clock) + Spiel "a play."