a musical instrument consisting principally of a set of graduated steel plates struck with hammers that are activated by a keyboard.
Historical Examples

(music) a keyboard percussion instrument consisting of a set of steel plates of graduated length that are struck with key-operated hammers. The tone is an ethereal tinkling sound. Range: four octaves upwards from middle C


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