A large Hungarian dulcimer.
More example sentences
- He plays the cymbalom with beautiful precision, his touch is so sure, fabulously melodic yet never overplaying.
- He learned the cymbalom from his father, and performed throughout Europe as a child.
- I want to make a cymbalom and get the mellow rich tone of the traditional instrument.
late 19th century: from Hungarian, from Italian cembalo, cimbalo, from Latin cymbalum (see cymbal).