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membranophone

[ mem-brey-nuh-fohn ]
/ mɛmˈbreɪ nəˌfoʊn /
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noun

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

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Origin of membranophone

First recorded in 1935–40; membrane + -o- + -phone
mem·bra·no·phon·ic [mem-brey-nuh-fon-ik], /mɛmˌbreɪ nəˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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