clavicembalo

[ klav-i-chem-buh-loh ]
/ ˌklæv ɪˈtʃɛm bəˌloʊ /

noun, plural clav·i·cem·ba·li [klav-i-chem-buh-lee]. /ˌklæv ɪˈtʃɛm bəˌli/.

a harpsichord.

Origin of clavicembalo

1730–40; <Italian <Medieval Latin clāvicymbalum, equivalent to Latin clāvi(s) key + cymbalumcymbal

OTHER WORDS FROM clavicembalo

clav·i·cem·bal·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for clavicembalo

clavicembalo
/ (ˌklævɪˈtʃɛmbələʊ) /

noun plural -los

another name for harpsichord

Word Origin for clavicembalo

C18: from Italian, from Medieval Latin clāvis key + cymbalum cymbal
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