psaltery

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noun psal·tery \ˈsäl-t(ə-)rē, ˈsȯl-\

Definition of psaltery

plural

psalteries

also

psaltries

  1. :  an ancient musical instrument resembling the zither

Variants of psaltery

less commonly

psaltry

Origin and Etymology of psaltery

Middle English psalterie, from Anglo-French, from Latin psalterium, from Greek psaltērion, from psallein to play on a stringed instrument


First Known Use: 14th century


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