glockenspiel

[ glok-uhn-speel, -shpeel ]
/ ˈglɒk ənˌspil, -ˌʃpil /

noun

a musical instrument composed of a set of graduated steel bars mounted in a frame and struck with hammers, used especially in bands.

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Origin of glockenspiel

1815–25; <German, equivalent to Glocken bells + Spiel play

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British Dictionary definitions for glockenspiel

glockenspiel
/ (ˈɡlɒkənˌspiːl, -ˌʃpiːl) /

noun

a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned metal plates played with a pair of small hammers

Word Origin for glockenspiel

C19: German, from Glocken bells + Spiel play
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