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Definition of Harpsichord


  1. A harp-shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the fingers, by means of keys provided with quills, instead of hammers, for striking the strings. It is now superseded by the piano.

Harpsichord Translations

harpsichord in French is clavecin
harpsichord in Norwegian is cembalo
harpsichord in Spanish is clavicordio
harpsichord in Swedish is cembalo