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harpsichord

noun harp·si·chord \ˈhärp-si-ˌkrd\

: a musical instrument that is similar to a piano but with strings that are plucked rather than struck

Full Definition of HARPSICHORD

:  a stringed instrument resembling a grand piano but usually having two keyboards and two or more strings for each note and producing tones by the plucking of strings with plectra
harp·si·chord·ist \-ˌkr-dist\ noun

Origin of HARPSICHORD

modification of Italian arpicordo, from arpa harp + corda string
First Known Use: 1611

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