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Abbreviation Glsp
German (de) Glockenspiel
English (en) bells
Spanish (es) carillón
French (fr) Glockenspiel
Hungarian (hu) harangjáték
Italian (it) campanelli
Dutch (nl) klokkenspel
Portuguese (pt) carrilhão
Definition/synonyms chime-bells; carillon; Glockenspiel;

A glockenspiel is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. In this way, it is similar to the xylophone; however, the xylophone's bars are made of wood, while the glockenspiel's are metal plates or tubes, thus making it a metallophone. The glockenspiel, moreover, is usually smaller and higher in pitch.
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