Definition of Crwth

1. n. See 4th Crowd.

Definition of Crwth

1. Noun. (British historical) An archaic stringed instrument associated particularly with Wales, although once played widely in Europe. ¹

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Definition of Crwth

1. an ancient stringed musical instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crwth

crux gammata
crux of heart
crux of the matter
crux simplex
crwth (current term)
cry-baby tree
cry all the way to the bank
cry babies
cry baby
cry blue murder
cry down
cry for
cry for help
cry havoc
cry in one's beer

Literary usage of Crwth

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1. The Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory (1831)
"AN eminent professor of music has informed me that Wales possessed, a few years back, a musical instrument called the crwth, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Six catgut strings fastened to a tail-piece are wound round pegs at the top of the crwth; four of these strings lie over the sound-board and bridge, ..."

3. The bow, its history, manufacture & use by Henry Saint-George (1896)
"PERHAPS the most interesting of the primitive bowed instruments is the Welsh crwth. Unlike the still more ancient forms yet surviving in the East, ..."

4. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"A or f crowd Old English form of the name of the Welsh crwth, which see. crowder, Old Eng. n. An old English term for one who played upon the crowd; ..."

5. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Musical Instruments in the South Kensington by Carl Engel (1874)
"A player on the crwth, or crowd (a crowder) from a baf-relief on the under part of the feats of the choir in ..."

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