Definition for PSAL'TER-Y

PSAL'TER-Y, n. [Gr. ψαλτηριον.]

An instrument of music used by the Hebrews, the form of which is not now known. That which is now used is a flat instrument in form of a trapezium or triangle truncated at the top, strung with thirteen chords of wire, mounted on two bridges at the sides, and struck with a plectrum or crooked stick. – Encyc. Praise the Lord with harp; sing to him with the psaltery, and an instrument of ten strings. – Ps. xxxiii.

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