Definition of psaltery
plural psal·ter·ies also psal·tries
: an ancient musical instrument resembling the zither
Variants of psaltery
Origin of psaltery
Middle English psalterie, from Anglo-French, from Latin psalterium, from Greek psaltērion, from psallein to play on a stringed instrument
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with psaltery
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