What does the word harpsichord mean?

Usage examples for harpsichord

  1. Her own position in the community was of the humblest, for she had neither rank nor wealth to commend her; but her skill on the harpsichord had attracted the notice of the music- mistress and she had been enrolled in the convent orchestra before her novitiate was over. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  2. Thereupon Betsy, seating herself at the little harpsichord, sang in a sweet, full voice " Ye Banks and Braes." – Napoleon's Young Neighbor by Helen Leah Reed
  3. A small wood fire burned on a wide hearth between carved marble pillars; and in one corner of the room stood a harpsichord, harp, and music- stand. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman