Definition of cimbalom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also cymbalom) noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɪmbələm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmbələm//
Musical instruments
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a large musical instrument that consists of a board or box over which strings of different lengths are stretched, that you play with your fingers or with two small hammers See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Hungarian, from Italian cembalo, cimbalo, from Latin cymbalum, from Greek kumbalon, from kumbē ‘cup’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cimbalom