xylophone etymology

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

Detailed word origin of xylophone

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phone English (eng) A device related to the telephone.. A device that makes a sound.. A speaker of a certain language.. A type of sound.
xylo- English (eng) Wood.
xylophone English (eng) (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
beth microphone trademark videotape
Descendants of xylo-
concert xylophone xylarium xylocaine xylocarpous xylochemistry xylodextrin xylogenous xylography xyloid xyloketal xylolite xyloma xylometry xylophagy xylophilous xyloplastic xylopyranose xylopyrography xylorcin xyloretinite xylorutinoside xylostyptic xylotherapy xylotypographic