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plectrum

noun [C] uk   /ˈplek.trəm/ ( plural plectrums or plectra   //   ) ( informal pick) us  
a small, thin piece of plastic, metal, etc. that is held between the fingers and thumb and used for playing instruments such as the guitar
Translations of “plectrum”
in Spanish púa, plectro…
in French plectre…
in German das Plektron…
in Chinese (Traditional) (撥琴弦用的)撥子,琴撥…
in Chinese (Simplified) (拨琴弦用的)拨子,琴拨…
(Definition of plectrum from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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