In the Bible, a descendant of Cain who is said to have invented musical instruments.
(bible, person, proper) One of Cain's descendants, a musician or inventor of musical instruments: Gen. 4:19-21
Jubal Sentence Examples
He has three sons Jabal, Jubal, and Tubal, the last-named qualified by the addition of Cain (= "smith" 1).
Jabal institutes the life of nomadic shepherds, Jubal is the inventor of music, Tubal-Cain the first smith.
In 1884 his Rose of Sharon was given with very great success at the Norwich Festival; in 1885 he was appointed conductor of Novello's oratorio concerts; The Story of Sayid came out at the Leeds Festival of 1886; and in 1888 he succeeded Macfarren as principal of the Royal Academy of Music. The Dream of Jubal was produced at Liverpool in 1889, and in London very soon afterwards.