Crwth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crwth (Mus) See 4th Crowd.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crwth The modern Welsh form of crowd.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crwth kröth an old Welsh stringed instrument, four of its six strings played with a bow, two twitched by the thumb.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The second class of musical bards was composed of the players upon the crwth, of six strings.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Crwth bow from the Golden Porch at Freiburg .
"The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use" by Henry Saint-George
This instrument became the crwth, and there was no further development.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
A crwth, an antiquated Welsh instrument of the fiddle class.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel
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