spinet

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English[edit]

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A French-made spinet.

Etymology 1[edit]

From Italian spinetta.

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Noun[edit]

spinet (plural spinets)

  1. (music) A short, compact harpsichord or piano.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 14, Crime out of Mind[1]:
      He gazed around until on the lid of a spinet he spotted a promising collection of bottles, gin, whiskey, vermouth and sherry, mixed with violin bows, a flute, a toppling pile of books, six volumes of Grove's Dictionary mingled with paperback thrillers, a guitar without any strings, a pair of binoculars, a meerschaum pipe and a jar half-full of wasps and apricot jam.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Latin spinetum.

Noun[edit]

spinet (plural spinets)

  1. (obsolete) A spinney.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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spinet m

  1. (music) spinet

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