Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The modern Welsh form of crowd.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) See 4th crowd.

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  • noun UK, historical An archaic stringed instrument associated particularly with Wales, though once played widely in Europe.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Welsh, from Middle Welsh.]

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Welsh

Examples

  • The harp has always been their principal instrument, and for many centuries a rude kind of violin called the crwth, of which there will be occasion to speak in connection with the violin, at a later period in this work.

    A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present

  • Sinfi sings some of our Welsh songs, and accompanies herself on a peculiar obsolete Welsh instrument called a crwth, which she always carries with her.

    Aylwin

  • After a while she widened her reputation in a curious way as the only performer on the old Welsh stringed instrument called the "crwth," or cruth.

    Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest

  • w is a vowel in Welsh, so "crwth" really shouldn't be in the all consonant list.

    languagehat.com: ONE-LETTER WORDS.

  • Why does this sound like the last gasp of the geritol crwth? by John Little on Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 at 8: 49: 11 PM

    Dodd out. Your turn, Mr. Nader.

  • But, during the early 17th century, the crwth lost its prestige as the bardic system fell out of favour, and musical influences from mainland Europe became fashionable.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • But, during the early 17th century, the crwth lost its prestige as the bardic system fell out of favour, and musical influences from mainland Europe became fashionable.

    Medieval Welsh sounds come alive

  • They sing Welsh poetry ranging from stanzas of the Gododdin 6th century, to ritual and †popular songs of the 18th and 19th centuries, and play the ancient strummed lyre of†Northern Europe, the crwth - the medieval bowed lyre - and an early medieval British yew trumpet, the bloodcurdling sounds of which open their interpretation of the Welsh Tristan story, Ystorya Trystan, which is part of the Arthurian epic.

    Medieval Welsh sounds come alive

  • "The crwth and the lyre, together with the harp, were the only instruments considered to be prestigious enough to accompany bardic music," said Mary-Anne.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • They sing Welsh poetry ranging from stanzas of the Gododdin 6th century, to ritual and †popular songs of the 18th and 19th centuries, and play the ancient strummed lyre of†Northern Europe, the crwth - the medieval bowed lyre - and an early medieval British yew trumpet, the bloodcurdling sounds of which open their interpretation of the Welsh Tristan story, Ystorya Trystan, which is part of the Arthurian epic.

    Archive 2007-08-01

Comments

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  • You'll get slapped if you play this word in Scrabble.

    December 23, 2006

  • crwth, a 5 letter word with no vowels (except in pronunciation).

    August 30, 2008

  • /kɹuθ/

    October 26, 2009

  • It is a musical instrument.

    June 21, 2011