Definition of organistrum
: a large medieval hurdy-gurdy played by two musicians In one scene, the king and queen are playing an organistrum, the predecessor of the minstrels' hurdy-gurdy … — Benito Varela Jácome and A. Rodríguez Gonzáles, Santiago de Compostela, 1978
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Origin and Etymology of organistrum
Medieval Latin, from Latin organum organ
First Known Use: 1847See Words from the same year
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