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A large Hungarian dulcimer (musical instrument).‘The traditional Romanian cimbalom (dulcimer or zither) is the sole accompaniment on the dramatic and stately ‘Cine iubeste si lasa.’’
- ‘Hungarian Roma music, played on violins and cimbaloms, can be heard in many Hungarian restaurants.’
- ‘It's beautiful, very formal music, heavy on the violin and the glorious cimbalom.’
- ‘The performance involved a single musician playing original music, jarring yet rhythmic, on cello and cimbalom.’
- ‘The Romanian cimbalom figures prominently for a start, playing the recurring figure representing confusion.’
Late 19th century from Hungarian, from Italian cembalo, cimbalo, from Latin cymbalum (see cymbal).
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