noun \ˈsäl-t(ə-)rē, ˈsl-\
plural psal·ter·ies also psal·tries

Definition of PSALTERY

:  an ancient musical instrument resembling the zither

Variants of PSALTERY

psal·tery also psal·try \ˈsäl-t(ə-)rē, ˈsl-\

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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