Examples from the Web for dulcimer
You'll hear a marimba and dulcimer every so often in this crescendoing collection of stellar four-part harmonies.
When these were struck with a wooden stick the sound was not at all unlike the dulcimer, only, of course, very much louder.Two Years in the Forbidden City|The Princess Der Ling
He had not a kopeck in the world, except what the people gave him when he played his dulcimer for their dancing.Old Peter's Russian Tales|Arthur Ransome
The origin of the dulcimer is remote, and must be sought in the East.
British Dictionary definitions for dulcimer
Word Origin for dulcimer
Word Origin and History for dulcimer
late 15c., from Middle French doulce mer, variant of doulcemele, perhaps from doulz de mer, said to represent Latin dulce "sweet" + melos "song," from Greek melos "melody."