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Spanish Word of the Day: Zanfoña

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Zanfoña

Instrumentos de cuerda

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 2/17/2011
Word: Zanfoña
(zan-FO-ña), sustantivo femenino
English: Hurdy gurdy
Etymology: Del latín symphonia
Meaning: Instrumento musical de cuerda, que se toca haciendo dar vueltas con un manubrio a un cilindro armado de púas.
Topic:Instrumentos de cuerda
Example:

Lámina que reproduce con la máxima fidelidad de color y detalle el cuadro "Ciego tocando la zanfonía" (Georges de la Tour, 1610-1630) sobre un papel de 170 gramos. 42 x 33 cm “

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