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English definition of “dulcimer”


noun [C]     /ˈdʌl.sɪ.mər/ US  /-mɚ/
a musical instrument, consisting of a wooden box with wire strings stretched over it, played by hitting the strings with a pair of light hammersPercussion instruments
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