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plec·trum

 (plĕk′trəm)
n. pl. plec·trums or plec·tra (-trə)
A small thin piece of metal, plastic, bone, or similar material, used to pluck the strings of certain instruments, such as the guitar or lute.

[Latin plēctrum, from Greek plēktron, from plēssein, plēg-, to strike; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

plectrum

(ˈplɛktrəm)
n, pl -trums or -tra (-trə)
(Instruments) any implement for plucking a string, such as a small piece of plastic, wood, etc, used to strum a guitar, or the quill that plucks the string of a harpsichord. Also called: plectron
[C17: from Latin plēctrum quill, plectrum, from Greek plēktron, from plēssein to strike]

plec•trum

(ˈplɛk trəm)

n., pl. -tra (-trə), -trums.
a small piece of rigid material, as plastic, ivory, or metal, used to pluck the strings of a musical instrument.
[1620–30; < Latin plēctrum < Greek plêktron]

plectrum

- Originally a device for tightening the strings of a harp, it is now the piece used to pluck a guitar's strings; its plural is plectrums or plectra.
See also related terms for strings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plectrum - a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrumentplectrum - a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
guitar pick - a plectrum used to pluck a guitar
Translations
ريشَةٌ للنَّقْر على الأوتار
trsátko
plekter
PlektronPlektrum
plektra
pengető
nögl
plektras
plektrs
brnkadlo

plectrum

[ˈplektrəm] N (plectrums or plectra (pl)) [ˈplektrə]púa f, plectro m

plectrum

[ˈplɛktrəm] nplectre m

plectrum

nPlektron nt, → Plektrum nt

plectrum

[ˈplɛktrəm] nplettro

plectrum

(ˈplektrəm) noun
a small piece of plastic etc for plucking the strings of a guitar.
References in periodicals archive ?
The strings of the kanun are plucked with fingerpicks made of tortoise shell or horn plectra which extend from each index finger and are held in place by circular metal bands.
The outer ring is fitted with 72 plectra, which "pluck" four energy-generating arms attached to the inner hub.
Observers have seen spiny lobsters scrape their leathery plectra across scaly ridges below their eyes.