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Answer for the clue "Musical instrument ", 9 letters:
xylophone

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WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets [syn: marimba ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
The xylophone (from the Greek words — xylon , "wood" + — phōnē , "sound, voice", meaning "wooden sound") is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden bars struck by mallets . Each bar is an idiophone tuned to a pitch of a musical ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Xylophone \Xy"lo*phone\, n. [Xylo- + Gr. fwnh` sound.] (Mus.) An instrument common among the Russians, Poles, and Tartars, consisting of a series of strips of wood or glass graduated in length to the musical scale, resting on belts of straw, and struck ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1866, coined from Greek xylon "wood" (see xylo- ) + phone "a sound" (see fame (n.)).

Usage examples of xylophone.

High mountain flutes, jazz and bebop, one-stringed Mongol instruments, gypsy xylophones, African drums, Arab bagpipes.

The free-form jazz of the Communist coffeehouse band was getting on his nerves-the fucking xylophone player was chopping away as if he were making sukiyaki at Benihana of Tokyo-and the smell of sauerkraut would float over from the hotdog stand every now and then to torment him.

Carrying the guitar she did not feel out of place, for many others carried pipes, fiddles, concertinas, xylophones, and drums.

A loudspeaker down the hall gave those xylophone dings that meant God knows what all the time.

The housekeeper's little skivvy, that she keeps to fetch, carry and lick boot, just topping the tea-cup up with old Jamaica, all hell breaks loose below stairs as if a Chinese orchestra started up its woodblocks and xylophones, crash, wallop.

We found some drums, which Quincy claimed to be able to beat on, and one of those vertical xylophone things, which Eva said was close enough to a hammer dulcimer for her to fake it.

It had a lot of harps and harpsichords and carillons and xylophones in it.

Stadler leaped to stop him—but Meigs shoved him aside with one arm, gave a gulp of laughter at the sight of Stadler falling to the floor, and, with the other arm, yanked a lever of the Xylophone.

Music for the dances came from tambourines and crude xylophones, the rhythm being maintained by the monotonic beat of the tom-tom.

Awe-inspiring in their chasubles of Anglo-Nubian fur, in their tiaras of gilded horns, Patriarchs and Archi­mandrites, Presbyters and Postulants stand in two groups at the head of the altar steps, chanting anti-phonally in a high treble to the music of bone recorders and a battery of xylophones.