noun, plural sis·trums, sis·tra [sis-truh] /ˈsɪs trə/.
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He brought a horse in his right hand, a sistrum in his left, a sistrum of gold and lapis lazuli.
Madame Blavatsky as chief mourner and also bearer of the sistrum.Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft|Henry Ridgely Evans
Whole nights were spent sitting in the temple amid the rattling of the sistrum.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
The sistrum was, properly speaking, not considered a musical instrument at all.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell
Figures 155, 156, are different forms of the sistrum, one of the emblems of Isis.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman