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November 24, 2014 - Word of the Day



A xylophone is a musical instrument. Wooden or metal bars are arranged horizontally and hit with a mallet. The length and thickness of each bar determines its pitch or quality of sound.


This is a xylophone.

  • An orchestra may include the use of a xylophone.
  • A xylophone is a percussion instrument. Other percussion instruments include drums, bongos, and gongs.
  • Children enjoy playing the xylophone because it has a beautiful sound and it's not difficult to learn how to play.

xylophone for kids

This is a xylophone for little children.

Note: The "x" in this word is pronounced like a "z."


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