clavicytherium

[ klav-uh-sahy-theer-ee-uh m ]
/ ˌklæv ə saɪˈθɪər i əm /

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

an upright harpsichord.

Origin of clavicytherium

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