Also called hammered dulcimer, hammer dulcimer . a trapezoidal zither with metal strings that are struck with light hammers.
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In his introduction Wolcott admits to “going soft” lately, to “becoming a more loving, caring, dulcimer-strumming individual.”The Obligation to be Interesting: James Wolcott’s “Critical Mass” | William Giraldi | October 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
You'll hear a marimba and dulcimer every so often in this crescendoing collection of stellar four-part harmonies.
From the cartoon: the figure playing the dulcimer is underneath the manger, above which is seated the Virgin and Child.Stained Glass Work | C. W. Whall
An Italian dulcimer of wood carved and gilt, dating from the seventeenth century.
Koto, a kind of dulcimer, from Japan, with silken strings and movable bridges.
British Dictionary definitions for dulcimer
a tuned percussion instrument consisting of a set of strings of graduated length stretched over a sounding board and struck with a pair of hammers
an instrument used in US folk music, consisting of an elliptical body, a fretted fingerboard, and usually three strings plucked with a goose quill
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