hammer dulcimer


: dulcimer sense 1

called also hammered dulcimer

Examples of hammer dulcimer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Celtic dance music from Kentucky to Ireland is on the bill, thanks to Helicon’s leader Ken Kolodner, who performs on hammer dulcimer and fiddle. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2023 Performers will include Rogues and Wenches, The Samhain Fire Dancers, hammered dulcimer player Kade Bissell, Midnight Sun Selkies, and more. Anchorage Daily News, 21 Oct. 2021 The Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival will highlight some of those varied traditions, with performers showcasing mountain dulcimer, hammer dulcimer and klezmer dulcimer. John Adamian, courant.com, 29 Sep. 2019 The festival will also include performances by Pete Rushefsky, who will play the tsimbl, a hammer dulcimer, in a klezmer context. John Adamian, courant.com, 29 Sep. 2019 David Mahler, a younger player, will demonstrate how more contemporary pop tunes can be approached on the hammer dulcimer. John Adamian, courant.com, 29 Sep. 2019 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, 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, 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, 19 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hammer dulcimer was in 1953

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“Hammer dulcimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20dulcimer. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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