langspiel

noun
lang·​spiel
variants: or less commonly langspil \ ˈlaŋzˌpē(ə)l , -​ŋ(k)ˌsp-​ \
plural -s

Definition of langspiel

: a harp formerly played in the Shetland islands and Iceland

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History and Etymology for langspiel

Norwegian langspil, langspel, from lang long (from Old Norse langr) + spil, spel play, from Middle Low German spil; akin to Old High German spil play

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“Langspiel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/langspiel. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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