clavichord

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noun clav·i·chord \ˈkla-və-ˌkȯrd\

Definition of clavichord

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

clavichordist

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Origin and Etymology of clavichord

Medieval Latin clavichordium, from Latin clavis key + chorda string — more at cord


CLAVICHORD Defined for English Language Learners

clavichord

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Definition of clavichord for English Language Learners

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


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