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Date: 800-900
Language: Latin
Origin: cymbalum, from Greek kymbalon, from kymbe 'bowl'

cymbal

noun
     
Related topics: Music
cym‧bal [countable]
APM a musical instrument in the form of a thin round metal plate, which you play by hitting it with a stick or by hitting two of them together:
the clash of cymbals

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