langspiel

noun lang·spiel \ˈlaŋzˌpē(ə)l, -ŋ(k)ˌsp-\
variants: less commonly

langspil

\ˈlaŋzˌpē(ə)l, -ŋ(k)ˌsp-\

Definition of langspiel

plural

-s

  1. :  a harp formerly played in the Shetland islands and Iceland

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Origin and Etymology of 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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