Hebrew: tzeltzelim, from a root meaning to “tinkle”

musical instruments, consisting of two convex pieces of brass one held in each hand, which were clashed together to produce a loud clanging sound; castanets; “loud cymbals”

“Highsounding cymbals” consisted of two larger plates, one held also in each hand (2 Sam. 6:5; Psalm 150:5; 1 Chr. 13:8; 15:16, 19, 28; 1 Cor. 13:1).

The Levite musician and prophetAsaph played loud-sounding cymbals…” (1 Chronicles 16:5 NASB).