Definitions for: Psaltery


[n] an ancient stringed instrument similar to the lyre or zither but having a trapezoidal sounding board under the strings



Webster (1913) Definition: Psal"ter*y, n.; pl. Psalteries. [OE. sautrie, OF.
psalterie, F. psalt['e]rion, L. psalterium psaltery, psalter,
from Gr. ?, fr. ?. See Psalm, Psalter.]
A stringed instrument of music used by the Hebrews, the form
of which is not known.

Praise the Lord with harp; sing unto him with the
psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. --Ps.
xxxiii. 2.

See Also: stringed instrument

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