Definition of cimbalom in English:

cimbalom

noun

  • A large Hungarian dulcimer (musical instrument).

    • ‘Hungarian Roma music, played on violins and cimbaloms, can be heard in many Hungarian restaurants.’
    • ‘The traditional Romanian cimbalom (dulcimer or zither) is the sole accompaniment on the dramatic and stately ‘Cine iubeste si lasa.’’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Hungarian, from Italian cembalo, cimbalo, from Latin cymbalum (see cymbal).

Pronunciation:

cimbalom

/ˈsɪmb(ə)l(ə)m/