harpsichord

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An Italian harpsichord from 1677.

Etymology[edit]

From French harpechorde, from Modern Latin harpicordium, from harpa (harp) + corda (string).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɑː(ɹ)p.sɪ.kɔː(ɹ)d/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɑɹp.sɪˌkɔɹd/
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Noun[edit]

harpsichord (plural harpsichords)

  1. (music) An instrument with a piano-like keyboard, which produces sound by plucking the strings

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