[glok-uh n-speel, -shpeel] /ˈglɒk ənˌspil, -ˌʃpil/

a musical instrument composed of a set of graduated steel bars mounted in a frame and struck with hammers, used especially in bands.
/ˈɡlɒkənˌspiːl; -ˌʃpiːl/
a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned metal plates played with a pair of small hammers

1825, from German Glockenspiel, literally “play of bells,” from Glocke “bell” (see clock) + Spiel “a play.”


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