cimbalom

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English[edit]

A cimbalom

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Particularly: “From the Hungarian cimbalom?”

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cimbalom ‎(plural cimbaloms)

  1. (music) A type of concert hammered dulcimer found primarily in the music of Eastern Europe
    • 2007 September 17, Bernard Holland, “Cryptic Messages or Silence From the ’60s Avant-Garde”, New York Times:
      Either/Or, including Anthony Burr, clarinetist; Jane Rigler, flutist; and Richard Carrick and David Shively, percussionists, also employed the cimbalom, the Hungarian pianolike mutant whose twang remains familiar to boozy evenings in late-night Central European bars.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cymbalum ‎(cymbal), from Ancient Greek κύμβαλον ‎(kúmbalon).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡simbɒlom/
  • Hyphenation: cim‧ba‧lom

Noun[edit]

cimbalom ‎(plural cimbalmok)

  1. (music) cimbalom (type of concert hammered dulcimer)

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  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6