dulcimer dulcimer  /ˈdəl sɪ mər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a stringed instrument used in American folk music; an elliptical body and a fretted fingerboard and three strings
  2. (n) a trapezoidal zither whose metal strings are struck with light hammers

Usage(s):

  1. The true ancestor of the piano is not the harpsichord but the dulcimer, a more primitive stringed instrument played like a xylophone, with little hammers held in the hands.
  2. But on occasion, now, the wild-eyed quintet become as refinedif not as inventiveas the Beatles, and back up their ballads with dulcimer, sitar or harpsichord.

News

  1. Things to do Saturday, June 22, 2013

    Music HUNTER WALKER AND SARAH MORGAN: 8 p.m. Free. Dulcimer concert with two dulcimer champions. Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 E St., South Charleston. Call 304-766-0016. JULIE ADAMS AND STEVE HILL: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  2. Dulcimer Days wraps up contests

    Winners of the 2013 Mid-East Regional Dulcimer Championships Sunday in Roscoe Village are no strangers to the national contest.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Coshocton Tribune

Quotes

  • "I was asked to attend some parties and bring my dulcimer," Ritchie said. "That's the way my so-called career got started. I met Pete and decided he was one of the world's good men. Everything that he was involved in was to make things better...
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Jean Ritchie Source: Kentucky.com

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