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harp·si·chord

 (härp′sĭ-kôrd′)
n.
A keyboard instrument whose strings are plucked by means of quills or plectrums.

[Alteration of obsolete French harpechorde, from Italian arpicordo : arpa, harp (from Late Latin harpa, of Germanic origin) + corda, string (from Latin chorda, from Greek khordē; see gherə- in Indo-European roots).]

harp′si·chord′ist n.

harpsichord

(ˈhɑːpsɪˌkɔːd)
n
(Instruments) a horizontally strung stringed keyboard instrument, triangular in shape, consisting usually of two manuals controlling various sets of strings plucked by pivoted plectrums mounted on jacks. Some harpsichords have a pedal keyboard and stops by which the tone colour may be varied
[C17: from New Latin harpichordium, from Late Latin harpa harp + Latin chorda chord1]
ˈharpsiˌchordist n

harp•si•chord

(ˈhɑrp sɪˌkɔrd)

n.
a keyboard instrument, precursor of the piano, in which the strings are plucked by leather or quill points connected with the keys, in common use from the 16th to the 18th century, and revived in the 20th.
[1605–15; < New Latin harpichordium (with intrusive -s-). See harp, -i-, chord1]
harp′si•chord`ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harpsichord - a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivotsharpsichord - a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots
Klavier, clavier - a stringed instrument that has a keyboard
spinet - early model harpsichord with only one string per note
pair of virginals, virginal - a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries
Translations
مِعْزَف قيثاري
cembalo
cembalo
csembaló
semball
klavesinas
klavihords
čembalo
čembalo
cembalo
çimbaloklâvsen

harpsichord

[ˈhɑːpsɪkɔːd] Nclavicémbalo m, clavecín m

harpsichord

[ˈhɑːrpsikɔːrd] nclavecin m

harpsichord

nCembalo nt

harpsichord

[ˈhɑːpsɪˌkɔːd] nclavicembalo, cembalo

harpsichord

(ˈhaːpsikoːd) noun
a type of early keyboard musical instrument.
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Still to come is Xuefei Yang, a multi-award winning classical guitarist, at Gregynog Hall on June 22, with harpischord player Ottavio Dantone and Accademia Bizantina the following day.
There is also a preface which explains the notation used and the "proper performance" of vocal music, with examples, and explicit directions for the singer, string players, and the harpischord accompaniment.
Born in Passau, Germany, in 1961, Zerer studied organ, conducting and harpischord at the College of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria.