spinet

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spin·et

noun \ˈspi-nət also spi-ˈnet\

: a small piano

: a small electric organ

: a small harpsichord

Full Definition of SPINET

1
:  an early harpsichord having a single keyboard and only one string for each note
2
a :  a compactly built small upright piano
b :  a small electronic organ

Origin of SPINET

Italian spinetta, perhaps from diminutive of spina thorn, from Latin; from the manner of plucking its strings
First Known Use: 1664

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