Eight vs Xylophone - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between eight and xylophone

is that eight is the digit/figure 8 or eight can be an island in a river; an ait while xylophone is .

As a numeral eight

is (cardinal) a numerical value equal to ; the number occurring after seven and before nine.



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Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* * Western (Arabic) numerals: * (Roman numerals): VIII


  • (cardinal) A numerical value equal to ; the number occurring after seven and before nine.
  • He works eight hours a day.
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  • Describing a set or group with eight components.
  • See also


    (en noun)
  • The digit/figure 8.
  • (playing cards) Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
  • (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which a eight rowers each have two oars
  • (rowing, especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate
  • Derived terms
    * eight ball * eighty * figure eight * number eight * piece of eight
    See also
    * *

    Etymology 2

    See ait.


    (en noun)
  • An island in a river; an ait.
  • * Evelyn
  • osiers on their eights
    (Webster 1913)



    (en noun)
  • a musical instrument made of wooden slats graduated so as to make the sounds of the scale when struck with a small drumstick-like hammer.
  • All I know how to play on my xylophone is "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Would you like to hear it?

    Derived terms

    * xylophonist

    See also

    * glockenspiel * marimba * vibraphone ----