from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A harpsichord.
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- n. harpsichord
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old name for the harpsichord.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical instrument of the harp family; a dulcimer.
- n. Such an instrument played by means of keys or digitals; a harpsichord, and, later, a pianoforte or organ keyboard: short for clavicembalo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
Italian, short for clavicembalo, from Medieval Latin clāvicymbalum : Latin clāvis, key + Latin cymbalum, cymbal; see cymbal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Italian cembalo, from Latin. (Wiktionary)