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clavicytherium

[ klav-uh-sahy-theer-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌklæv ə saɪˈθɪər i əm /
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noun, plural clav·i·cy·the·ri·a [klav-uh-sahy-theer-ee-uh]. /ˌklæv ə saɪˈθɪər i ə/.

an upright harpsichord.

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Origin of clavicytherium

1505–15; clavi-<Medieval Latin clāvis key + cytherium, for Latin citarakithara
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