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An early keyboard instrument with a soft sound produced by small brass wedges striking horizontal strings.

[Middle English clavicord, from Medieval Latin clāvichordium : Latin clāvis, key + Latin chorda, string; see cord.]

clav′i·chord′ist n.
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(Instruments) a keyboard instrument consisting of a number of thin wire strings struck from below by brass tangents. The instrument is noted for its delicate tones, since the tangents do not rebound from the string until the key is released
[C15: from Medieval Latin clāvichordium, from Latin clāvis key + chorda string, chord1]
ˈclaviˌchordist n
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(ˈklæv ɪˌkɔrd)

an early keyboard instrument producing a soft sound by means of metal blades attached to the keys gently striking the strings.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin clāvichordium < Latin clāvi(s) key + chord(a) chord2]
clav′i•chord`ist, n.
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Noun1.clavichord - an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate soundclavichord - an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
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[ˈklævɪkɔːd] Nclavicordio m
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[ˈklævɪkɔːrd] nclavicorde m
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nKlavichord nt
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33), se levanta del lecho que comparte con su amada para intentar capturar el ensueno en el clavicordio, con premura, antes de que se le escurra de las manos.
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En concreto, Carpentier por boca del narrador describe la marimbula como un "clavicordio de la manigua" (34) para crear una imagen hibrida que une la sofisticacion europea del clavicordio con el origen campestre y cubano del instrumento.