Definition of cimbalom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪmb(ə)l(ə)m/


A large Hungarian dulcimer (musical instrument).
Example sentences
  • The traditional Romanian cimbalom (dulcimer or zither) is the sole accompaniment on the dramatic and stately ‘Cine iubeste si lasa.’
  • Hungarian Roma music, played on violins and cimbaloms, can be heard in many Hungarian restaurants.
  • It's beautiful, very formal music, heavy on the violin and the glorious cimbalom.


Late 19th century: from Hungarian, from Italian cembalo, cimbalo, from Latin cymbalum (see cymbal).

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