harpsichord

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noun harp·si·chord \ˈhärp-si-ˌkȯrd\

Definition of harpsichord

  1. :  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

harpsichordist

play \ˈhärp-si-ˌkȯr-dist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of harpsichord

modification of Italian arpicordo, from arpa harp + corda string


First Known Use: 1611


HARPSICHORD Defined for English Language Learners

harpsichord

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noun harp·si·chord \ˈhärp-si-ˌkȯrd\

Definition of harpsichord for English Language Learners

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


HARPSICHORD Defined for Kids

harpsichord

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noun harp·si·chord \ˈhärp-si-ˌkȯrd\

Definition of harpsichord for Students

  1. :  a keyboard instrument similar to a piano with strings that are plucked



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