Part of speech: noun

An old- fashioned musical instrument, resembling the pianoforte.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Stanley J. Weyman.