What does nyckelharpa mean?

Definitions for nyckelharpa

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nyckelharpa.


  1. Nyckelharpa

    A nyckelharpa, sometimes called a keyed fiddle, is a traditional Swedish musical instrument. It is a string instrument or chordophone. Its keys are attached to tangents which, when a key is depressed, serve as frets to change the pitch of the string. The nyckelharpa is similar in appearance to a fiddle or the bowed Byzantine lira. Structurally, it is more closely related to the hurdy gurdy, both employing key-actuated tangents to change the pitch. The nyckelharpa and its tonal range appear on the reverse of the Swedish 50 kronor banknote.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nyckelharpa in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nyckelharpa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of nyckelharpa

  1. nyckelharpanyckelharpanyckelharpa


Find a translation for the nyckelharpa definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these nyckelharpa definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"nyckelharpa." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/nyckelharpa>.

Are we missing a good definition for nyckelharpa? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for nyckelharpa:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.