zimbalon

[ zim-buh-lon ]
/ ˈzɪm bəˌlɒn /

noun

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Definition for zimbalon (2 of 2)

cymbalom

or cym·ba·lon cim·ba·lom, zim·ba·lon

[ sim-buh-luh m ]
/ ˈsɪm bə ləm /

noun

a complex zither played especially in Hungary.

Origin of cymbalom

< Hungarian cimbalom < Latin cymbalum cymbal
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