lyrichord

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

Definition of lyrichord

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

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History and Etymology for lyrichord

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

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“Lyrichord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyrichord. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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