Xylophone etymology


English word xylophone comes from English -phone, English xylo- (Wood.)

Etymology of xylophone

Detailed word origin of xylophone

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-phone English (en) A device related to the telephone.. A device that makes a sound.. A speaker of a certain language.. A type of sound.
xylo- English (en) Wood.
xylophone English (en) (musical instrument) Any musical instrument (percussion idiophone) made of wooden slats graduated so as to make the sounds of the scale when struck with a small drumstick-like mallet; the standard Western concert xylophone or one of its derivatives. To move above a ridged surface so as to hit every ridge, in a manner similar to playing quickly and sequentially on a xylophone.. To play a [...]

Words with the same origin as xylophone

Descendants of -phone


Descendants of xylo-

xylocaine xylotherapy