clavichord

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A clavichord

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From German Klavichord, from Renaissance Latin clavichordium, from clāvis (key) + chorda (chord, string).

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clavichord (plural clavichords)

  1. (music) An early keyboard instrument producing a soft sound by means of metal blades attached to the inner ends of the keys gently striking the strings

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