Meaning of “clavichord” in the English Dictionary


"clavichord" in English

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clavichordnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklæv.ɪ.kɔːd/ us /ˈklæv.ɪ.kɔːrd/

Examples from literature

  • At the age of ten he was an accomplished organ player, and he played with skill on the flute and the clavichord. 
  • He sat down at the clavichord and sang what he had composed in honour of the Princess. 
  • Her ability as a performer on the clavichord was something remarkable, and she left behind her a number of works for her instrument. 
  • In France, many of the earliest clavichord pieces were of the programme type, and even in Germany, where instrumental music ran practically in the same groove with church music, the same tendency showed itself. 

(Definition of “clavichord” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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