variants or less commonly pantalon
plural -s
: a large dulcimer invented about 1700 having from 100 to 250 gut and metal strings struck with wooden mallets

Word History


German pantalon, pantaleon, from Pantaleon Hebenstreit †1750 German musician, its inventor

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“Pantaleon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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