Definition of pantaleon in US English:

pantaleon

noun

Music
historical
  • A large dulcimer capable of extensive dynamic variation and influential in the development of the piano, having 185 double strings of metal and gut sounded by means of hand-held hammers or sticks.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Keyssler's Travels. From German Panthaleon from the name of Pantaleon, German musician, composer, and instrument maker, who invented the instrument in the 1690s.

Pronunciation

pantaleon

/panˈtalɪən/