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Definition of "membranophone" []

  • Any musical instrument that produces sound via the vibration of a stretched membrane. (noun)

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Use "membranophone" in a sentence
  • "The drum is a percussion instrument, technically classified as a membranophone, referring to the membrane (drumhead) that's stretched over a shell and stuck to produce sound."
  • "The Hebrew word tof represents a hand-held frame-drum, a hoop-shaped drum with a diameter wider than its depth and well known as a popular membranophone (percussion instrument) from artistic representations preserved from the ancient Near East."