Associations to the word «Harpsichord»


HARPSICHORD, noun. (musici) 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.

Dictionary definition

HARPSICHORD, noun. A clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots.

Wise words

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Alexander Pope