trumpet marine

noun

Definition of trumpet marine 

: a triangular medieval bowed musical instrument about six feet long having one long catgut string that produces powerful and coarse-toned natural harmonics when played

called also monochord

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History and Etymology for trumpet marine

probably so called from its resemblance to large speaking trumpets used formerly on Italian and other European ships

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