[English, from the Greek word lithos meaning stone]
A percussion idiophone that is constructed of stone. Typically, a set of stones that produce specific pitches when struck. The stones are often arranged similar to a keyboard on a frame structure or hung from a rope or chord. The larger stones create low pitches and the smaller stones create high pitches.
See Also[French] litophone (m)
[German] Litophon (n)
[German] Steinspiel (m)
[Italian] litophono (m)
Last Updated: 2016-06-02 19:50:06