Definition of membranophone in English:



  • An instrument in which the sound is produced by a stretched membrane, such as a drum.

    • ‘It is not a membranophone like other drums because it does not have anything stretched over it, like a skin or paper.’
    • ‘But you can also sub-divide the membranophones in a different way; by considering their physical construction.’
    • ‘Drums are examples of membranophones, and cultures from all over the world have created different types of drums.’
    • ‘The only common membranophones with definite pitch are kettledrums (timpani).’
    • ‘These large circular membranophones, however, are not the only percussion instrument found among the cultures in the Arctic Circle.’