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clavichord

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noun clav·i·chord \ˈkla-və-ˌkȯrd\

Simple Definition of clavichord

  • : a musical instrument that is similar to a piano and was played mostly in the past before the piano was invented

Full Definition of clavichord

  1. :  an early keyboard instrument having strings struck by tangents attached directly to the key ends

clav·i·chord·ist play \-ˌkȯr-dist\ noun

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