antique cymbals

plural noun

Definition of antique cymbals

1 : a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of very small cymbals that are struck together to produce a single definite pitch — compare cymbala sense 1
2 : crotales

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First Known Use of antique cymbals

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Antique cymbals.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antique%20cymbals. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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