pantaleon

noun
pan·​tal·​e·​on | \ pan‧ˈtalēˌän \
variants: or less commonly pantalon \ ˈpantəˌlän \
plural -s

Definition of pantaleon

: a large dulcimer invented about 1700 having from 100 to 250 gut and metal strings struck with wooden mallets

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History and Etymology for pantaleon

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

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“Pantaleon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pantaleon. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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