spinet

noun spin·et \ ˈspi-nət also spi-ˈnet \

Definition of spinet

1 :an early harpsichord having a single keyboard and only one string for each note
2 a :a compactly built small upright piano
b :a small electronic organ

Origin and Etymology of spinet

Italian spinetta, perhaps from diminutive of spina thorn, from Latin; from the manner of plucking its strings


SPINET Defined for English Language Learners

spinet

noun

Definition of spinet for English Language Learners

  • : a small piano

  • : a small electric organ

  • : a small harpsichord


SPINET Defined for Kids

spinet

noun spin·et \ ˈspi-nət \

Definition of spinet for Students

1 :a harpsichord with one keyboard and only one string for each note
2 :a small upright piano


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