Cembalo Definition

Define what is Cembalo?

1. cembalo, harpsichord (noun)

a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots.

    Synonyms: harpsichord

    Klavier, clavier noun
    a stringed instrument that has a keyboard.


    spinet noun
    early model harpsichord with only one string per note.

    pair of virginals, virginal noun
    a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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