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Meaning of HARPSICHORD

Pronunciation:  'hârpsi`kord

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
 

HARPSICHORD is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: cembalo
 
 See Also: clavier, Klavier, pair of virginals, spinet, virginal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Harp"si*chord\, n. [OF. harpechorde, in which the
harpe is of German origin. See {Harp}, and {Chord}.] (Mus.)
A harp-shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs,
like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the
fingers, by means of keys provided with quills, instead of
hammers, for striking the strings. It is now superseded by
the piano.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: baby grand, cembalo, clarichord, clavicembalo, clavichord, clavicittern, clavicymbal, clavicytherium, clavier, concert grand, cottage piano, couched harp, dulcimer harpsichord, grand, grand piano, hammer dulcimer, harmonichord, Klavier, manichord, manichordon, melodion, melopiano, monochord, pair of virginals, parlor grand, pianette, pianino, piano, pianoforte, piano-violin, sostinente pianoforte, spinet, square piano, Steinway, upright, upright piano, violin piano, virginal
 

 

 

 

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