Definitions of membranophone
  1. noun
    a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
    synonyms: drum, tympan
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    bass drum, gran casa
    a large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch
    bongo, bongo drum
    a small drum; played with the hands
    side drum, snare, snare drum
    a small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
    tabor, tabour
    a small drum with one head of soft calfskin
    a drum
    a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
    tenor drum, tom-tom
    any of various drums with small heads
    small hand drum similar to a tambourine; formerly carried by itinerant jugglers
    type of:
    percussion instrument, percussive instrument
    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
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