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Meaning of "idiophone" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IDIOPHONE

idiophone  [ˈɪdɪəˌfəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IDIOPHONE

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Idiophone is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IDIOPHONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

idiophone

Idiophone

An idiophone is any musical instrument that creates sound primarily by the instrument as a whole vibrating—without the use of strings or membranes. It is the first of the four main divisions in the original Hornbostel-Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification. The early classification of Victor-Charles Mahillon called this group of instruments autophones. Most percussion instruments that are not drums are idiophones. Hornbostel-Sachs divides idiophones into four main sub-categories. The first division is the struck idiophones. This includes most of the non-drum percussion instruments familiar in the West. They include all idiophones made to vibrate by being struck, either directly with a stick or hand —or indirectly, by way of a scraping or shaking motion. Various types of bells fall into both categories. The other three sub-divisions are rarer. They are plucked idiophones, such as the Jew's harp, amplified cactus, mazanki, kouxian, dan moi...

Definition of idiophone in the English dictionary

The definition of idiophone in the dictionary is a percussion instrument, such as a cymbal or xylophone, made of naturally sonorous material.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IDIOPHONE


Anglophone
ˈæŋɡləˌfəʊn
answerphone
ˈɑːnsəˌfəʊn
diaphone
ˈdaɪəˌfəʊn
Dictaphone
ˈdɪktəˌfəʊn
earphone
ˈɪəˌfəʊn
gramophone
ˈɡræməˌfəʊn
homophone
ˈhɒməˌfəʊn
hydrophone
ˈhaɪdrəˌfəʊn
interphone
ˈɪntəˌfəʊn
megaphone
ˈmɛɡəˌfəʊn
mellophone
ˈmɛləˌfəʊn
microphone
ˈmaɪkrəˌfəʊn
saxophone
ˈsæksəˌfəʊn
sousaphone
ˈsuːzəˌfəʊn
speakerphone
ˈspiːkəˌfəʊn
stylophone
ˈstaɪləˌfəʊn
superphone
ˈsuːpəˌfəʊn
vibraphone
ˈvaɪbrəˌfəʊn
videophone
ˈvɪdɪəˌfəʊn
xylophone
ˈzaɪləˌfəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IDIOPHONE

idiomatic
idiomatical
idiomatically
idiomaticalness
idiomorphic
idiomorphically
idiomorphism
idiopathic
idiopathies
idiopathy
idiophonic
idioplasm
idioplasmatic
idioplasmic
idiosyncrasies
idiosyncrasy
idiosyncratic
idiosyncratically
idiot
idiot board

WORDS THAT END LIKE IDIOPHONE

alto saxophone
camera phone
cameraphone
car phone
cell phone
cellphone
cellular phone
cellular telephone
Francophone
freephone
geophone
handphone
iPhone
mobile phone
payphone
Persephone
phone
radio microphone
smartphone
telephone
visiophone

Synonyms and antonyms of idiophone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «idiophone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IDIOPHONE

Find out the translation of idiophone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of idiophone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «idiophone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

idiophone
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

idiophone
570 millions of speakers

English

idiophone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

idiophone
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

idiophone
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

idiophone
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idiophone
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

idiophone
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

idiophone
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Idiophone
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

idiophone
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

idiophone
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

idiophone
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Idiophone
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

idiophone
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

idiophone
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आयडियोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

idiophone
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idiophone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

idiophone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

idiophone
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

idiophone
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

idiophone
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

idiofoon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

idiophone
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

idiophone
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of idiophone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOPHONE»

The term «idiophone» is normally little used and occupies the 139.283 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IDIOPHONE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about idiophone

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IDIOPHONE»

Discover the use of idiophone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to idiophone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Annotated Glossary of Vai Musical Language and Its Social ...
... flute potana — Western bugle, trumpet Ethnomusicological Classification Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Idiophone Membranophone Membranophone ...
Lester Parker Monts, 1990
2
Idiophone
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster, 2010
3
Music of Many Cultures, Grades 5 - 8
Southeast Asia Don co (cordophone): Vietnam, 12, 13 Don tranh, zither ( cordophone): Vietnam, 12, 13 Gamelan ensemble: Bali, 2 Gamelan drum ( membranophone): Bali, 2 Kaen (aerophone): Laos, 17, 18 Lanadh (idiophone): Laos, 17, ...
Carol Fisher Mathieson, 1996
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Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic ...
guacho (shaker; idiophone; Colombia), 474, 475, 476 guagua (rumba rhythmic pattern; Cuba), 49 guaguanco (modality of rumba; Cuba), 39, 49, 50 guamo ( conch-shell trumpet; aerophone), 132 in rara ensembles, 275, 276 gwan ( aerophone; ...
Kuss, Malena
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Silimba: Idiophone, Musical Instrument Classification, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010
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The Harvard Dictionary of Music
Idiophone. Any musical instrument that produces sound by the vibration of its own primary material, i.e., without the vibrations of a string, membrane, or column of air. Idiophones make up a very diverse collection that is broken down further ...
Don Michael Randel, 2003
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A Contemporary Study of Musical Arts: Informed by African ...
MODULE. 103. types. of. IdIophone. TOpic. 1. Slit. drums. Step i The wooden slit drum is a one-piece music instrument. It is carved out of a single block of wood. A hollow, resonating chamber is dug in the log to furnish two sounding lips.
Meki Nzewi, Odyke Nzewi, 2007
8
Music
Topic How can a mixing bowl be turned into an idiophone? Introduction An idiophone is a musical instrument that produces a note when it vibrates. idiophones can be shaken, rubbed, or hit. idiophones have a long history; they date back tens ...
Steve Tomecek, 2010
9
Encyclopedia of Percussion
Idiophone any instrument that produces sound by the vibration of its body when it is shaken, rubbed, or struck, e.g., bell, gong, chimes, cymbals, xylophone. Idiophone par entrechoc (Fr), concussion idiophone. Idiophone par percussion ( Fr), ...
John H. Beck, 2013
10
Tradition and Change in the Performance of Chinese Music
It includes thefaqi (ritual instruments)—qing (idiophone in the shape of a large bowl, usually made of brass, and hit by a wooden stick), yinqing (idiophone in the shape of a small bowl standing on a stick, made of brass, and hit by a slender ...
Tsao Penyeh, Basil Tachaikov, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IDIOPHONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term idiophone is used in the context of the following news items.
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#LifeIsMusic: Here are 5 modern musical instruments you've never …
The hang belongs to the idiophone family of instruments, which means it doesn't use string or membranes to generate sound; instead, it counts ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
2
Amorales turns to sound design for Harvard installation
... a kinetic sculpture that comprises 16 triangles of graduated shape and scale: a large-scale rendering of the idiophone percussion instrument. «Boston Globe, Apr 15»
3
Octogenarian jazz musician still plays regularly
The vibraphone also known as the vibraharp or simply the vibes, is a musical instrument in the “struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion ... «Sault This Week, Mar 15»
4
Terry G: Singer gets special designer performance bells
The most interesting of them all is his favourite brass ship bell, a gigantic gold idiophone with a handled fashioned to be an anchor. The singer ... «Pulse Nigeria, Jan 15»
5
RIP Radcliffe “Bakes” Baker - A Look Back at The Baker, The …
In the 1940s, during the formative years of pan, this definite pitch percussion instrument in the idiophone class, didn't have many notes and ... «PanOnTheNet.com, Nov 14»
6
US's restoration of Nalatale ruins bears fruits
Nobert Nhutsve, a local historian, said the name Nalatale is thought to have been derived from the Shona idiophone “Tare” which means lines ... «The Zimbabwean, Sep 14»
7
The Prophetic Bird Of Edo Culture
The bronze head cast of Ahianmwe — Oro, the prophetic bird is a percussion staff idiophone, used only by the Benins. Percussion idiophone ... «Nigerian Observer, Jun 14»
8
The artist and the alchemist
So we have a six-string harp called Ruby, a five-string guitar called Sapphire and a tuned idiophone (similar to a thumb piano) made of marble ... «Times of Malta, Apr 14»
9
MIM in Phoenix ranks in nation's top 10 among museums for families
Dean Ireland unpacks an Idiophone from Thailand.

The Musical Instrument Museum has begin shipping instruments from its storage ... «Arizona Republic, Feb 14»
10
Sakay na: 'IkoToki for a Jeepney Orchestra' is a musical tribute to UP …
... flutes, a drum, the IkoToki Tultogan (a jeep as mini idiophone), and the “Jeepnilamella”, which resembles the African kalimba or thumb piano. «GMA News, Feb 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Idiophone [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/idiophone>. Aug 2020 ».
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