clavicembalo

[klav-i-chem-buh-loh]
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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 + cymbalum cymbal
Related formsclav·i·cem·bal·ist, noun
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clavicembalo

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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