lyrichord

noun lyri·chord \ˈlirəˌkȯrd, ˈlīr-\
variants: less commonly

lyrachord

\ˈlirəˌkȯrd, ˈlīr-\

Definition of lyrichord

  1. :  a harpsichord having its strings sounded by revolving wheels instead of being plucked

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Origin and Etymology of lyrichord

lyrichord from lyre + harpsichord; lyrachord, alteration (influenced by English lyra) of lyrichord


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