steel band

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noun Music.

a band, native to Trinidad and common in the West Indies, using steel drums cut to various heights and tuned to specific pitches.

Origin of steel band

First recorded in 1945–50
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  • C, 219 is a small block of wood on which a steel-band spring has been screwed to keep the key in its proper place.

British Dictionary definitions for steel band

steel band

noun

music a type of instrumental band, popular in the Caribbean Islands, consisting mainly of tuned percussion instruments made chiefly from the heads of oil drums, hammered or embossed to obtain different notes

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