noun, plural clav·i·cy·the·ri·a [klav-uh-sahy-theer-ee-uh] /ˌklæv ə saɪˈθɪər i ə/.
Origin of clavicytherium
Examples from the Web for clavicytherium
In the clavicytherium at the Smithsonian Institution the plectra nearest the keyboard points to the player's left.Italian Harpsichord-Building in the 16th and 17th Centuries|John D. Shortridge
The first stringed instrument to which this new device was applied was the clavicytherium, or keyed cithara.How the Piano Came to Be|Ellye Howell Glover
For the history of the clavicytherium considered as a forerunner of the pianoforte see Pianoforte.