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