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noun (pl=sistrums, pl2=sistra)
  1. an ancient Egyptian musical instrument, to be shaken, consisting of a metal frame holding percussive metal beads
    • 1983, Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings:
    • : She moved with slow undulations of her body as lascivious as the curve of Hathfertiti"s hair, and the with its singing wires was played by a dwarf wearing nothing but a gold purse and a few bracelets on his stunted biceps.
Etymology: , from Greek , from ("shake").


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