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Metallophone
Metallophone Me*tal"lo*phone, n. [L. metallum metal + Gr. ? sound.] (Music) (a) An instrument like a pianoforte, but having metal bars instead of strings. (b) An instrument like the xylophone, but having metallic instead of wooden bars.

Meaning of Allophone from wikipedia

- In phonology, an allophone (/ˈæləfoʊn/; from the Gr**** ἄλλος, állos, "other" and φωνή, phōnē, "voice, sound") is one of a set of multiple possible spoken...
- In Canada, an allophone is a resident whose mother tongue or home language is neither French nor English. The term parallels anglophone and francophone...
- known as allophones of the same phoneme. Allophonic variation may be conditioned, in which case a certain phoneme is realized as a certain allophone in particular...
- unrounded allophone of /ə/ is mid central unrounded [ə], but its word-final rounded allophone is close-mid front rounded [ø̜], close to the main allophone of...
- developed [h] as an allophone of /s/ or /x/ in most Spanish-speaking countries, and various dialects of Portuguese use it as an allophone of /ʀ/. 'H' is also...
- considered to be phonemes: [dʒ] is an allophone of /j/ occurring after /n/ and when geminated (doubled). [ŋ] is an allophone of /n/ occurring before [k] and...
- a conditioned allophone of other sounds, for example as an allophone of /n/ before a uvular plosive as in Quechua, or as an allophone of /q/ before another...
- languages, such as Spanish, the voiced velar approximant appears as an allophone of /ɡ/ – see below. Some languages have the voiced pre-velar approximant...
- English. [q], and qh (or [χ]), are allophones of k kh (or [x]), is an allophone of k or g gh, or [ʁ], is an allophone of g Syllables usually follow the...
- languages that do not have the velar nasal as a phoneme, it occurs as an allophone of /n/ before velar consonants. An example of it used this way is the...
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