Meaning of “dulcimer” in the English Dictionary

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"dulcimer" in British English

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dulcimernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌl.sɪ.mər/ us /ˈdʌl.sə.mɚ/

Examples from literature

  • And all the time he played cunningly on the dulcimer. 
  • Little Prince Ivan sat down and played tunes on the dulcimer—sad enough tunes. 
  • She heard the music of the dulcimer, so she made sure he was still there. 
  • The orchestra, on the stage, consisted of a guitar, a sort of dulcimer, and a drum. 
  • With this dulcimer I shall be able to tap out our Irish melodies when I am abroad, and transport myself to Ireland for a few minutes, or a few bars. 

(Definition of “dulcimer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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