X is for…

A xylophone is near the end of the alphabet, but may be one of the first instruments a young child encounters.  It consists of flat bars of wood or metal of different lengths, which produce different notes when hit using a mallet.  Xylo is wood and phone is sound both parts of the word coming from Greek.

If I haven’t explained this particularly clearly, the English phrase “It’s all Greek to me” might be useful!  After all, the Greek alphabet is different from ours.  Instead of going from A to Z it goes from Alpha to Omega.  Reference is made to it by Jesus in The Book of Revelation 22:13.

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