psaltery (plural psalteries)

  1. (musical instrument) A zither-like musical instrument consisting of a soundboard with multiple strings, played by plucking the strings with the fingers or a plectrum.
    And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps. (Nehemiah 12:27, KJV)
Related terms Translations
  • German: Psalter
  • Portuguese: saltério
  • Russian: псалтерион
  • Spanish: salterio

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