glockenspiel

glockenspiel

/ˈɡɫɑkənˌspiɫ/
noun
a percussion instrument made of a row of metal bars of various sizes mounted on a frame and hit by a pair of small hammers

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guiro

guiro

/ɡˈɪɹoʊ/
noun
a percussion instrument from Latin American origin that consists of a hollow gourd made of wood with a rough surface, played by a stick

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guitar

guitar

/ɡɪˈtɑɹ/
noun
a musical instrument, usually with six strings, played by pulling the strings with the fingers or with a plectrum

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harmonica

harmonica

/hɑɹˈmɑnɪkə/
noun
a small mouth organ with a row of metal reeds, hold against the lips and played by blowing or sucking air

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harmonium

harmonium

/hɑɹˈmoʊniəm/
noun
a musical instrument resembling a small organ in which the performer operates the pedals by feet and plays notes on the keyboard

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harp

harp

/ˈhɑɹp/
noun
a triangular musical instrument with a row of strings that are stretched vertically, played with the fingers

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harpsichord

harpsichord

/ˈhɑɹpsəˌkɔɹd/
noun
an early keyboard instrument resembling a piano in which the strings are plucked rather than being hit with a hammer

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horn

horn

/ˈhɔɹn/
noun
a brass instrument that is played by valves with a curl in its tube and a flared bore

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hurdy-gurdy

hurdy-gurdy

/hˈɜːdiɡˈɜːdi/
noun
a musical instrument played by turning a handle and pressing keys that make a wheel turn against the strings and create a tune

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instrument

instrument

/ˈɪnstɹəmənt/
noun
an object or device used for producing music, such as a violin or a piano

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kazoo

kazoo

/kəˈzu/
noun
a small toy instrument that produces a buzzing sound when the player blows into its hollow pipe which has a hole in it

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kettledrum

kettledrum

/kˈɛɾəldɹəm/
noun
a musical instrument of the percussion family with a hemispherical body made of copper and an adjustable membrane stretched over it

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keyboard

keyboard

/ˈkiˌbɔɹd/
noun
a type of electronic musical instrument with keys like those of a piano, which is able to make many different sounds

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kora

kora

/ˈkɔɹə/
noun
a West African string instrument with a round body and 21 strings that is played like a harp and is similar to the lute

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krummhorn

krummhorn

/kɹˈʌmhɔːɹn/
noun
a wind instrument from the Medieval era with an end that curves upward, producing a nasal sound

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lute

lute

/ˈɫut/
noun
an early stringed instrument with a rounded body and a long neck that is played like a guitar

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lyre

lyre

/ˈɫaɪɹ/
noun
a small U-shaped string instrument similar to the harp originated in ancient Greece

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mandolin

mandolin

/ˈmændəˌɫɪn/
noun
a stringed musical instrument with a curved back and four pairs of metal strings, played with a plectrum

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marimba

marimba

/mɝˈɪmbə/
noun
a percussion instrument with a set of wooden bars in different lengths mounted on a frame, played with a yarn or mallets

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melodica

melodica

/mɛlˈɑːdɪkə/
noun
a wind instrument consisting of a keyboard and a mouthpiece into which the player blows

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mouth organ

mouth organ

/mˈaʊθ ˈɔːɹɡən/
noun
a small musical instrument with a row of metal reeds, hold against the lips and played by blowing or sucking air

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musical instrument

musical instrument

/mjˈuːzɪkəl ˈɪnstɹəmənt/
noun
an object or device used for producing music, such as a violin or a piano

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musical saw

musical saw

/mjˈuːzɪkəl sˈɔː/
noun
a saw that is used as a musical instrument, played by a bow and bent to produce different notes

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oboe

oboe

/ˈoʊboʊ/
noun
a woodwind double-reed instrument with a long tubular body and holes and keys on top

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ocarina

ocarina

/ˌɑːkɐɹˈiːnə/
noun
an ancient wind instrument shaped like an egg with holes in its body that are covered with the fingers

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organ

organ

/ˈɔɹɡən/
noun
a large keyboard instrument with rows of pipes in different sizes, each played by a separate set of keys, producing a wide range of tones

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oud

oud

/ˈaʊd/
noun
a string instrument with a pear-shaped body, 11 strings and a short neck that is fretless

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panpipe

panpipe

/pˈænpaɪp/
noun
a musical instrument consisting of a set of bamboo or cane pipes in different lengths that are put in a row and fixed together, played by blowing

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penny whistle

penny whistle

/pˈɛni wˈɪsəl/
noun
a small woodwind instrument with six holes and a short pipe

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percussion instrument

percussion instrument

/pɚkˈʌʃən ˈɪnstɹəmənt/
noun
any musical instrument such as cymbals, timpani or bass drum that is played by being hit or scraped by a beater

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piano

piano

/piˈænə/, /piˈænoʊ/
noun
a musical instrument played by pressing the black and white keys on the keyboard

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piccolo

piccolo

/ˈpɪkəˌɫoʊ/
noun
the smallest member of the flute family that plays higher notes than the ordinary flute

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pipe

pipe

/ˈpaɪp/
noun
a wind instrument with a three-holed tubular body that are covered by the fingers to produce different notes

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pipe organ

pipe organ

/pˈaɪp ˈɔːɹɡən/
noun
a large keyboard instrument with rows of pipes in various lengths each played by a separate set of keys, producing a wide range of tones

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recorder

recorder

/ɹiˈkɔɹdɝ/, /ɹɪˈkɔɹdɝ/
noun
a woodwind musical instrument with a thumb-hole and 7 finger-holes and a fipple through which air is blown

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reed instrument

reed instrument

/ɹˈiːd ˈɪnstɹəmənt/
noun
any wind instrument that produces sound when air blown into its chambers causes a thin strip of material, called a reed, to vibrate

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