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glockenspiel


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glockenspiel  \Glock"en*spiel`\,  n.  [G.;  glocke  bell  +  spiel 
  play.]  (Music) 
  An  instrument,  originally  a  series  of  bells  on  an  iron  rod, 
  now  a  set  of  flat  metal  bars,  diatonically  tuned,  giving  a 
  bell-like  tone  when  played  with  a  mallet;  a  carillon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glockenspiel 
  n  :  a  percussion  instrument  consisting  of  a  set  of  graduated 
  metal  bars  mounted  on  a  frame  and  played  with  small 
  hammers  [syn:  {orchestral  bells}] 




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