cembalo

[ chem-buh-loh ]
/ ˈtʃɛm bəˌloʊ /
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noun, plural cem·ba·li [chem-buh-lee] /ˈtʃɛm bəˌli/, cem·ba·los. Music.


Nearby words

  1. celto-,
  2. celto-germanic,
  3. celtuce,
  4. celure,
  5. cema,
  6. cement,
  7. cement line,
  8. cement mixer,
  9. cement steel,
  10. cementation

Origin of cembalo

1795–1805; < Italian (clavi)cembalo < Latin cymbalum cymbal

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British Dictionary definitions for cembalo

cembalo

/ (ˈtʃɛmbələʊ) /

noun plural -li (-lɪ) or -los

another word for harpsichord
Derived Formscembalist, noun

Word Origin for cembalo

C19: shortened from clavicembalo

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