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harpsichord (plural harpsichords)
- (music) A musical instrument that produces sound by plucking the strings with a plectrum through a mechanical process when the performer presses on a key on a piano-like keyboard, originating in Middle Ages Europe.
- 1986. A Plain & Easy Introduction to the Harpsichord. Ruth Nurmi. Pg. 15.