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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An early musical instrument like a piano in which the strings are plucked by points of leather or quill.

Usage examples (40)
  • A harpsichord sounds very different than a piano because the strings are plucked instead of hit.
  • "I am very fond of books and music; my harpsichord was my delight."
  • “I am very fond of books and music; my harpsichord was my delight.”
  • "The harpsichord was a wedding gift from a grateful employer, I suppose?" for more
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