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Definition of Dulcimer

Dulcimer
Dulcimer Dul"ci*mer, n. [It. dolcemele,r Sp. dulcemele, fr. L. dulcis sweet + melos song, melody, Gr. ?; cf. OF. doulcemele. See Dulcet, and Melody.] (Mus.) (a) An instrument, having stretched metallic wires which are beaten with two light hammers held in the hands of the performer. (b) An ancient musical instrument in use among the Jews. --Dan. iii. 5. It is supposed to be the same with the psaltery.

Meaning of Dulcimer from wikipedia

- The word dulcimer refers to two families of musical string instruments. The word dulcimer originally referred to a trapezoidal zither similar to a psaltery...
- dulcimer; Kentucky dulcimer; plucked dulcimer; fretted dulcimer; lap dulcimer; teardrop dulcimer; box dulcimer; etc. The instrument has also acquired...
- The hammered dulcimer (also called the hammer dulcimer) is a percussion-stringed instrument which consists of strings typically stretched over a trapezoidal...
- A banjo dulcimer is an Appalachian dulcimer modified by adding a vibrating membrane to the body of the instrument. This changes the tone and volume of...
- An electric dulcimer is a dulcimer that uses an electric pickup to amplify its sound, similar to an electric guitar. They come in a number of different...
- The resonator dulcimer is an Appalachian dulcimer which features a metal resonating cone inset in the body, which receives and acoustically amplifies...
- The bowed dulcimer is a musical instrument. Designed in the style of the Appalachian dulcimer (a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically...
- santur (also santūr, santour, santoor) (Persian: سنتور), is a hammered dulcimer of Iranian origins. The santur was invented and developed in the area of...
- Jyutping: joeng4 kam4) is a Chinese hammered dulcimer, likely derived from the Iranian santur or the European dulcimer. It used to be written with the characters...
- June 1, 2015) was an American folk singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player, called by some the "Mother of Folk". In her youth she learned hundreds...