clavicytherium


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to clavicytherium: harpsichord

clavicytherium

(ˌklævɪsaɪˈθɪərɪəm)
n
(Instruments) a kind of harpsichord
References in periodicals archive ?
In the next room was a second clavicytherium, this one darker in color than the first; while both instruments are also called Donnerwetter and rest on seven slender pairs of legs, the bronze-coated brass legs of the first are replaced in the second by undulating, zinc-coated brass legs with a rainbow effect.
Also on display is the clavicytherium, a rare instrument thatAAEs a vertical and more complex version of the harpsichord.
25) when he equates the bentside and bridge shape of the Royal College of Music clavicytherium as lying on the arc of a circle in the same way as Henri Arnaut's drawing.