What does harpsichord mean?

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Noun
  1. (music) A musical instrument with a keyboard that produces sound through a mechanical process. When the performer presses a key, a corresponding plectrum plucks a tuned string. The harpsichord originated in late medieval Europe and is one of the most important instruments used to perform Baroque music.
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Yukio and Pete tuned the viola da gamba and cello to the harpsichord, then Nikki joined in on the Alto recorder.
He does not pretend it is a clavichord or a harpsichord, and the instrument's full ranges of volume, tone, and color are used.
Your husband must be loaded in order to be able to afford to stable four pianos, two pump organs, one harpsichord and a clavichord.
She has also mastered harpsichord and clavichord, conducted, and provided scholarly editions of some of Bach's non-keyboard works.
He also loved music and was an accomplished musician playing the flute, harpsichord and clavichord.
For a rather odd alternative, we have Glenn Gould playing four of the Eight Suites on a harpsichord.

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