psaltery

Part of speech: noun

A Hebrew stringed musical instrument.

Part of speech: noun

A Psalter.

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Usage examples "psaltery":

  1. Towards evening Tharagavverug ceased to snap at Leothric, but ran before him to avoid the stick, for his nose was sore and shining; and in the gloaming the villagers came out and danced to cymbal and psaltery. - "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", Lord Dunsany.
  2. I know not any fear of thrones, No claim of Scribe and Pharisee; My word is set to many tones Of lute and harp and psaltery. - "The Piper and the Reed", Robert Norwood.
  3. Wasn't it precisely like him to pick out that damned psaltery there with the crooked stick? - "Kenny", Leona Dalrymple.