nyckelharpa

[nik-uh l-hahr-puh]

noun

an old-time Swedish stringed musical instrument, similar to the hurdy-gurdy but sounded with a bow instead of a wheel.

Nearby words

  1. nyanza,
  2. nyasa,
  3. nyasaland,
  4. nyaya,
  5. nyc,
  6. nycsce,
  7. nyct-,
  8. nyctaginaceous,
  9. nyctalgia,
  10. nyctalopia

Origin of nyckelharpa

< Swedish, equivalent to nyckel fret + harpa harp

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