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Cymbala (Lat., from Gk. kumbalon)locked

  • James W. McKinnon
  •  and Hélène La Rue


(1) A type of ancient cymbals (an Idiophone). Ancient cymbala were a pair of small, plate-shaped or more often cup-shaped bronze cymbals. (SeeCymbals and Tympanum (i) for illustrations.) They were associated in Greco-Roman culture with orgiastic religious rites, where they played ecstasy-inducing music together with the tympanum and the ...

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