glockenspiel

[ glok-uh n-speel, -shpeel ]SEE DEFINITION OF glockenspiel

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I have discovered a new instrument in Paris, something between a piano and a glockenspiel, with a divinely beautiful tone.

The orchestra employed is the usual large modern orchestra, with a piccolo, glockenspiel and xylophone.

It has fallen into disuse now, having been replaced by the glockenspiel or steel harmonica.

WORD ORIGIN

1825, from German Glockenspiel, literally "play of bells," from Glocke "bell" (see clock) + Spiel "a play."

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carillon

nounset of bells
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