[ mem-brey-nuh-fohn ]

  1. any musical instrument, as a drum, in which the sound is produced by striking, rubbing, or blowing against a membrane stretched over a frame.

Origin of membranophone

First recorded in 1935–40; membrane + -o- + -phone

Other words from membranophone

  • mem·bra·no·phon·ic [mem-brey-nuh-fon-ik], /mɛmˌbreɪ nəˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby membranophone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023