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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...
- 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...
- languages, such as Spanish, the voiced velar approximant appears as an allophone of /ɡ/ – see below. The symbol for the velar approximant originates from...
- 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...
- world's languages have /ç/ as a phoneme. The sound occurs, however, as an allophone of /x/ in German, or, in other languages, of /h/ in the vicinity of front...
- languages, usually alongside the voiced version, as a similar phoneme or an allophone. Proto-Indo-European *sr developed into a sound spelled ⟨ῥ⟩, with the...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
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