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MEMBRANOPHONE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does membranophone mean? 

MEMBRANOPHONE (noun)
  The noun MEMBRANOPHONE has 1 sense:

1. a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

  Familiarity information: MEMBRANOPHONE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEMBRANOPHONE (noun)


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Meaning:

A musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

drum; membranophone; tympan

Hypernyms ("membranophone" is a kind of...):

percussion instrument; percussive instrument (a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another)

Meronyms (parts of "membranophone"):

drumhead; head (a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "membranophone"):

bass drum; gran casa (a large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch)

bongo; bongo drum (a small drum; played with the hands)

side drum; snare; snare drum (a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head)

tabor; tabour (a small drum with one head of soft calfskin)

tambour (a drum)

tambourine (a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides)

tenor drum; tom-tom (any of various drums with small heads)

timbrel (small hand drum similar to a tambourine; formerly carried by itinerant jugglers)


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