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spinet

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noun spin·et \ˈspi-nət also spi-ˈnet\

Simple Definition of spinet

  • : a small piano

  • : a small electric organ

  • : a small harpsichord

Full Definition of spinet

  1. 1 :  an early harpsichord having a single keyboard and only one string for each note

  2. 2a :  a compactly built small upright pianob :  a small electronic organ


SPINET Defined for Kids

spinet

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noun spin·et \ˈspi-nət\

Definition of spinet

  1. 1 :  a harpsichord with one keyboard and only one string for each note

  2. 2 :  a small upright piano




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