clavicymbal

noun
clavi·​cymbal | \ "+ \
plural -s

Definition of clavicymbal

: an early Italian harpsichord

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History and Etymology for clavicymbal

Middle English clavysymbal, from Middle French clavycimbale, from Medieval Latin clavicymbalum, from clavi- clavi- + Latin cymbalum cymbal

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“Clavicymbal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clavicymbal. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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