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
: an early keyboard instrument having strings struck by tangents attached directly to the key ends
Origin of clavichord
Medieval Latin clavichordium, from Latin clavis key + chorda string — more at cord
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with clavichord
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "clavichord"
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