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gravicembalo

[ grav-i-chem-buh-loh, grah-vi- ]
/ ˌgræv ɪˈtʃɛm bəˌloʊ, ˌgrɑ vɪ- /
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noun, plural grav·i·cem·ba·li [grav-i-chem-buh-lee, grah-vi-], /ˌgræv ɪˈtʃɛm bəˌli, ˌgrɑ vɪ-/, grav·i·cem·ba·los.

a harpsichord.

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Origin of gravicembalo

1855–60; <Italian, alteration of clavicembalo harpsichord (by association with grave heavy); see clavicembalo
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How to use gravicembalo in a sentence

  • Fétis, in his Biographie Universelle des Musiciens, even states that he wrote sonatas for gravicembalo.

    The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock
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