how to pronounce xylophone


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the above transcription of xylophone is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

xylophone is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of xylophone in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… oh okay it's like a xylophone of smells …”

meanings of xylophone


  1. To play a xylophone or to play something else as though it was a xylophone.
  2. To move above a ridged surface so as to hit every ridge, in a manner similar to playing quickly and sequentially on a xylophone.


  1. 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.

xylophone frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word xylophone occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics xylophone can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that xylophone can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to xylophone


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