Definition of cymbalom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsimbələm/
(also cimbalom)


A large Hungarian dulcimer.
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).

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Syllabification: cym·ba·lom

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