Dul"ci*mer (?), n. [It. dolcemele,r Sp. dulcemele, fr. L. dulcis sweet + melos song, melody, Gr. ; cf. OF. doulcemele. See Dulcet, and Melody.] Mus. (a)
An instrument, having stretched metallic wires which are beaten with two light hammers held in the hands of the performer.
An ancient musical instrument in use among the Jews. Dan. iii. 5. It is supposed to be the same with the psaltery.
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