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Old instr. A shallow closed box over which are stretched wires to be struck with 2 wooden hammers held in the player's hands. Still in use in E. Europe for traditional mus. (known in Hung. as cimbalom). In USA is wrongly applied to plucked zither‐like folk‐instr.

Subjects: Music.

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