A – Z Challenge ~ X is for Xylophone

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xy·lo·phone

[zahy-luh-fohn]

a musical instrument consisting of a graduated series of wooden bars, usually sounded by striking with small wooden hammers.  The history of the xylophone is vague, hailing from Africa and/or Asia.
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The xylophone is also one of the musical instruments used in a child’s early development.  Walk in any children’s toy store and in the baby section, you will see a variety of xylophones for children two and under.
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Xylophone – A great instrument, highly underrated, and totally cool!  When I was in fifth grade, I was selected to play the xylophone for the Christmas Concert.  I had a blast and realized then that music was something that I always wanted in my life.
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I seriously looked through the X part of the dictionary for a totally, off the wall uber cool word, but they were all like Xenophon and Xenon and all that garb and I didn’t want to talk about something I knew nothing about.  I then went down a list of emotions.  Maybe I could use a word with “X” in it.  Nope.  I thought that would be cheating, so here we are.
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I really don’t know much about Xylophones either.  They are, however, a musical instrument.  And that gets a smile going on my face.
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.Do you know any really cool “X” words?
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Comments

  1. I agree, a great instrument for kids. I got this http://www.amazon.com/Alex-Jr-Water-Xylophone-Bath/dp/B000M1EHZQ
    xylophone for my grandson’s second birthday. Big hit – pieces unlock and reconnect in whatever order he wants, sticks to the tub wall, easy to play. Almost bought one for myself.

  2. A fun ‘X’ to be sure!

  3. X is a hard one…the only word that I can really think of that I know anything about is X-ray…and basically that’s because my sister works in that field. LOL But xylophone is always an awesome one…because who can resist music?

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