[ joo-buhl ]

  1. son of Lamech and Adah: the progenitor of musicians and those who produce musical instruments. Genesis 4:21.

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How to use Jubal in a sentence

  • I have begun a long-meditated poem, "The Legend of Jubal," but have not written more than twenty or thirty verses.

  • Holmes and Jubal Early were on their way to the imperilled left, but the dust cloud that they raised was yet distant.

    The Long Roll | Mary Johnston
  • Jubal Clenk dropped on one knee in front of the little boy, and the two were inscrutably eyeing each other at close quarters.

    The Ordeal | Charles Egbert Craddock
  • He now had four guns, all twelve-pounders—two howitzers, the Napoleon and a new rifle, presented to him by Jubal Early.

    Rebel Raider | H. Beam Piper
  • But Jubal, who was born of the same mother with him, exercised himself in music;7 and invented the psaltery and the harp.

    The Antiquities of the Jews | Flavius Josephus

British Dictionary definitions for Jubal


/ (ˈdʒuːbəl) /

  1. Old Testament the alleged inventor of musical instruments (Genesis 4:21)

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