manichord


manichord
Clarichord Clar"i*chord, n. [F. clatocorde, fr.L. clarus clear + chorda string. See {Chord}.] A musical instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; -- called also {manichord} and {clavichord}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Manichord — Man i*chord, Manichordon Man i*chor don, [L. monochordon, Gr. ?; so called because it orig. had only one string. See {Monochord}.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; called also {dumb spinet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manichord — Manichord, so v.w. Clavier …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • manichord — noun Same as clavichord …   Wiktionary

  • manichord —   n. clavichord …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dumb spinet — Manichord Man i*chord, Manichordon Man i*chor don, [L. monochordon, Gr. ?; so called because it orig. had only one string. See {Monochord}.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; called also {dumb spinet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manichordon — Manichord Man i*chord, Manichordon Man i*chor don, [L. monochordon, Gr. ?; so called because it orig. had only one string. See {Monochord}.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; called also {dumb spinet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clarichord — The clarichord, rest, clavicord or clarion is a rare charge in heraldry of uncertain origin and meaning. In Canadian heraldry, it is the cadency mark of a ninth daughter. It has been said to represent a device to support a lance, or a musical… …   Wikipedia

  • Clarichord — Clar i*chord, n. [F. clatocorde, fr.L. clarus clear + chorda string. See {Chord}.] A musical instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; called also {manichord} and {clavichord}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clavichord — Clarichord Clar i*chord, n. [F. clatocorde, fr.L. clarus clear + chorda string. See {Chord}.] A musical instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; called also {manichord} and {clavichord}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinet — A spinet is a smaller type of harpsichord or other keyboard instrument, such as a piano or organ.pinets as harpsichordsWhen the temp spinet is used to designate a harpsichord, typically what is meant is the bentside spinet , described in this… …   Wikipedia


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