hammer dulcimer

noun

Definition of hammer dulcimer 

: dulcimer sense 1

called also hammered dulcimer

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Letitia Berlin, recorder, douçaine; Frances Blaker, recorder, hammered dulcimer; Shira Kammen, vielle, harp, voice; Allison Zelles Lloyd, voice, harp with special guest Temmo Korisheli, voice. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Classical music and dance listings," 31 May 2018 One performance featured Field student Jayda Kasempornkun of Niles playing the hammer dulcimer, also known as a khim, alongside two classmates from the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Families 'experience the whole world' during Field School Cultural Fair in Park Ridge," 4 May 2018 The first of two sessions begins at 1 p.m. with mountain dulcimer instruction, followed by hammered dulcimer instruction at 3 p.m. Instruments will be on hand for individuals who do not have their own. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora event to celebrate city's ethnic food traditions," 19 Apr. 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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