Definition of harpsichord
: 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
harpsichordistplay \ˈhärp-si-ˌkȯr-dist\ noun
Recent Examples of harpsichord from the Web
And there were instruments galore: Harpsichords, tamboura, Mellotron, harmonium, woodwinds, and a variety of guitars, pianos, and tambourines.
Another classic Paul bassline, this time over a shuffling beat with harpsichord and other twangy sounds.
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Origin and Etymology of harpsichord
modification of Italian arpicordo, from arpa harp + corda string
First Known Use: 1611
HARPSICHORD Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of harpsichord for Students
: a keyboard instrument similar to a piano with strings that are plucked
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