cembalo

[ chem-buh-loh ]
/ ˈtʃɛm bəˌloʊ /

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

Origin of cembalo

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

/ (ˈtʃɛmbələʊ) /

noun plural -li (-lɪ) or -los

another word for harpsichord

Derived Forms

cembalist, noun

Word Origin for cembalo

C19: shortened from clavicembalo
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