E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dulcimer (Italian dolcimello),
according to Bishop (Musical Dictionary, p. 45), is a triangular chest strung with wires, which are struck with a little rod held in each hand; but the word symphonia, translated dulcimer in Daniel iii. 5, was a species of bagpipe. Fürst deduces it from the Hebrew smpn (a pipe).
The sound of cornet, flute, harp, sackbut psaltery, [symphony] or dulcimer, and all kinds of music.Dan. iii. 5.