kantele

noun
kan·​te·​le | \ ˈkän-tə-lə How to pronounce kantele (audio) \

Definition of kantele

: a traditional Finnish zither originally having five strings but now having as many as thirty

First Known Use of kantele

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kantele

Finnish

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The first known use of kantele was circa 1903

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“Kantele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kantele. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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