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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A small thin piece of ivory, wood, metal, horn, quill, or other material used in playing on plucked stringed musical. (plural)

Usage examples (13)
  • Implements less developed belong to a separate order of sound-producing contrivances, namely plectra, and may be described as permitting strumming by striking in place...
  • The Terran glimpsed fingernails reinforced with sharp steel plectra.
  • I now discover that my account type doesn't allow me to set up a poll on plectrums vs plectra, but I'm sure you lot will leave comments if you have a strong view on the...
  • It is made of seven or eight hard-wood slats, pinned with bamboo tacks to transverse banana trunks lying on the ground: like the grande caisse, it is played upon with sticks,... for more
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