[n] - a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
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Harp'si·chord (-kôrd) noun [ Old French harpechorde , in which the harpe is of German origin. See Harp , and Chord .] (Mus.) A harp-shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with stri...
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cembalo noun a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
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• (n.) A harp-shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the fingers, by means of keys provided with quills, instead of hammers, for striking the strings. It is now superseded by the piano.
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keyboard musical instrument in which strings are set in vibration by plucking. It was one of the most important keyboard instruments in European ... [18 related articles]
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The harpsichord was a harp-shaped musical instrument set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the fingers, by means of keys provided with crow quills, instead of hammers, for striking the strings. In the front the keys were disposed, the long ones being the nat...
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A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It produces sound by plucking a string when a key is pressed. "Harpsichord" designates the whole family of similar plucked keyboard instruments, including the smaller virginals, muselar, and spinet. The harpsichord was widely used...
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harpsichord, stringed musical instrument played from a keyboard. Its strings, two or more to a note, are plucked by quills or jacks. The harpsichord originated in the 14th cent. and by the 16th cent. Venice was the center of its manufacture. At that time its prevailing shape was winglike, similar to...
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Largest and grandest of the 18th-century keyboard instruments, used in orchestras and as a solo instrument. The strings are plucked by `jacks`, made of leather or quill, when the keys are pressed. However, unlike the piano, the volume and tone cannot be varied by the player's touch. In the 18th cent...
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1) Cembalo 2) Clavier 3) Early keyboard instrument 4) Has a keyboard and sounds plucked 5) Keyboard instrument 6) Klavier 7) Musical instrument
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