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Meaning of "psaltery" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PSALTERY

Old English: see Psalter.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PSALTERY

psaltery  [ˈsɔːltərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PSALTERY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Psaltery is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PSALTERY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of psaltery in the English dictionary

The definition of psaltery in the dictionary is an ancient stringed instrument similar to the lyre, but having a trapezoidal sounding board over which the strings are stretched.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PSALTERY


adultery
əˈdʌltərɪ
battery
ˈbætərɪ
commentary
ˈkɒməntərɪ
consultory
kənˈsʌltərɪ
desultory
ˈdɛsəltərɪ
directory
dɪˈrɛktərɪ
documentary
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
drysaltery
ˈdraɪˌsɔːltərɪ
elementary
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ
factory
ˈfæktərɪ
history
ˈhɪstərɪ
introductory
ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
military
ˈmɪlɪtərɪ
mystery
ˈmɪstərɪ
sheltery
ˈʃɛltərɪ
smeltery
ˈsmɛltərɪ
subsultory
səbˈsʌltərɪ
territory
ˈtɛrɪtərɪ
victory
ˈvɪktərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSALTERY

psaligraphy
psalm
psalmbook
psalmic
psalmist
psalmodic
psalmodical
psalmodies
psalmodise
psalmodist
psalmodize
psalmody
Psalms
Psalter
psalteria
psalterian
psalteries
psalterium
psaltress
psammite

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSALTERY

artery
baptistery
buttery
carotid artery
cattery
cautery
cemetery
coronary artery
flattery
fluttery
glittery
jittery
lottery
mastery
monastery
murder mystery
pottery
printery
upholstery
watery

Synonyms and antonyms of psaltery in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «psaltery» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSALTERY

Find out the translation of psaltery to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of psaltery from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «psaltery» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

salterio
570 millions of speakers

English

psaltery
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

psaltery
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرباب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гуслей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

saltério
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বীণা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

psaltérion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Puteria
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Psalter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

プサルテリー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비파
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Psalter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một thứ đờn xưa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வீணையையும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सीलरेणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

santur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

salterio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

psaltery
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гуслей
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

psaltirii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ψαλτήρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

harp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

psaltery
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

psaltery
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of psaltery

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSALTERY»

The term «psaltery» is regularly used and occupies the 94.655 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSALTERY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about psaltery

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSALTERY»

Discover the use of psaltery in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to psaltery and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Celtic Psaltery, Being Mainly Renderings in English Verse ...
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Alfred Perceval Graves, 2009
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A Psimple Psaltery: Building a Bowed Psaltery, from Start to ...
"As with any instrument, the bowed psaltery can be as simple or extravagant as you want to make it. In this book, a plan is presented for a simple psaltery.
Eric Meier, 2009
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Psaltery at White Oaks
Finally, I want you to take the psaltery which my dear Cecilia cherished most of all . I always teased her and said playing it made her 'tapsalteerie.' Ah, we were devoted. She knew the psalms so well and often sang, 'I will also praise Thee with ...
Martha Macdonald
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Performance Practice: A Dictionary-guide for Musicians
Psaltery ( l2th-l5th c.). A medieval plucked-string instrument. Relatively small- sized, it sounded in a higher (soprano) register. The medieval *dulcimer was essentially a psaltery struck with hammers. The psaltery was presumably rather loud in ...
Roland John Jackson, 2005
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Sound
woman holds a psaltery for the infant Jesus to play. From a musical point of view this unorthodox image is telling for it helps to reveal the imminent decline of the psaltery. The key for this interpretation is provided by a passage in Nicole ...
Patricia Kruth, Henry Stobart, 2007
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Expositions of the Psalms 121-150
8.Letthemplaypsalmstohimondrum21andpsaltery.Whydoesanyonetake up a drum or a psaltery? In order to praise God not only with the voice but with actions as well. When we take up a drum or a psaltery our hands keep time with ourvoices.
Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.), Boniface Ramsey, John E. Rotelle, 2004
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Manuscript, Narrative, Lexicon: Essays on Literary and ...
early medieval theologians, the psaltery had for long been associated with positive religious values.16 Clement of Alexandria, for instance, can at times group it with cymbals, trumpets, and pipes as pagan, yet at other times he associates it ...
Robert Boenig, Kathleen Davis, 2000
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The General Prologue
296 Skeat (1894:5.31 ) comments: "In the Milleres Tale, Chaucer describes a clerk of a very opposite character, who loved dissipation and played upon a ' sautrye' or psaltery. See A. 3200-20." The contrastive parallel between the Clerk and ...
Geoffrey Chaucer, 1993
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All the Music of the Bible
12:27 sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings Ps. 33:2 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp Ps. 57:8 I will also praise thee with the psaltery Ps. 71:22 the pleasant harp with the psaltery Ps. 81:2 and upon the ...
Herbert Lockyer, Jr., 2004
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Studies in the Performance of Late Mediaeval Music
... that it appears to have a sounding board behind the strings, and therefore must properly be described as a psaltery, or perhaps a harp-psaltery.19 In any case, these early Italian Bible illustrations almost certainly have merely symbolic value,  ...
Stanley Boorman, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSALTERY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term psaltery is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rain might hurt Dulcimer Days Festival turnout
... of this year's festival, COTC is hosting workshops on the hammered and mountain dulcimers, bowed psaltery, auto harp, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and ukelele. «Coshocton Tribune, Jun 15»
2
Weekend Entertainments From the Archives of The New York Times
“Mr. W. B. Yeats, the Irish poet, is to lecture upon 'Speaking to Musical Notes,' and the lecture is to be illustrated by 'lyrics spoken to a psaltery,' ” Mr. Alden wrote. «New York Times, Jun 15»
3
Four Celtic Voices Performs in Minot
The group consists of four women who perform traditional and contemporary Irish music using vocals and instruments like the harp, flute and the psaltery. «KFYR-TV, Apr 15»
4
Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble Celebrates Bach's Birthday and …
The musicians perform on recreations of dated instruments such as viole da gamba, psaltery and crumhorn and harpsichord and baroque guitar and recorder to ... «HottyToddy.com, Mar 15»
5
Newberry Consort unveils rare Spanish treasures for BEMF
The short piece opened with Mark Rimple performing a light, trickling melody on the psaltery, a plucked string instrument that resembles an autoharp. As if to ... «Boston Classical Review, Feb 15»
6
The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Winter Harp
Performers include Kim Robertson on Celtic harp and vocals, Janelle Nadeau on pedal harp and vocals, Roger Helfrik on recorder, plucked psaltery, and vocals ... «Straight.com, Dec 14»
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Bowed Psaltery makes sweet sounds under practiced hands
Rick grew up in Wartburg and played trombone and sang in the choir, so learning to play a bowed psaltery wasn't that much of a leap. He explained it's not ... «WBIR-TV, Dec 14»
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Winter Harp performance 'gives people Christmas'
Concertgoers can enjoy the ethereal-sounding bass psaltery (the only one like it in the world), the organistrum (an early form of the hurdy-gurdy), and even the ... «Cowichan Valley Citizen, Dec 14»
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New Signature Expansion Pack For Padshop
... nearly three gigabytes of samples covering various acoustic and electric guitars as well as the more exotic instruments such as psaltery, celtic harp and oud. «Sonic State, Sep 14»
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Florida Craftsmen Gallery's violin auction to benefit music program
This close-up of the medieval instrument the psaltery shows the intricate hand-carving of artist gene Jaeger. The instrument is part of the 'Fine Tuned: A Fresh ... «Bay News 9, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Psaltery [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/psaltery>. Dec 2019 ».
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