noun, plural psal·ter·ies.
- psalms, book of,
Origin of psaltery
Examples from the Web for psaltery
The trumpeters with their trumpets take their places, and the psaltery and the harp are brought forth.The Harp of God|J. F. Rutherford
Margaret lingered behind, cast her eye rapidly round the furniture, and selected the Vulgate and the psaltery.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
This was the psaltery and the dulcimer of the Assyrians and the Hebrews.Inventions in the Century|William Henry Doolittle
The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
It had driven him to hunt the psaltery stick, repent his lie to Garry and water the fern.Kenny|Leona Dalrymple
noun plural -teries
Word Origin for psaltery
"ancient stringed instrument," c.1300, from Old French psalterie (12c.), from Latin psalterium "stringed instrument," from Greek psalterion "stringed instrument," from psallein "play on a stringed instrument, pull, pluck" (see psalm).