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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An ancient stringed instrument similar to the lyre or zither but having a trapezoidal sounding board under the strings.

Usage examples (35)
  • In the Middle Ages there was an instrument called the psaltery, apparently some sort of a four-sided harp strung with metal strings.
  • There is no indication of 'psaltery' having accompanied the recitation of canonical gāthās.
  • "Wake, sackbut, psaltery, and harp -- wake yet again!"
  • Upon an instrument of ten strings, upon the psaltery: with for more
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