Definition of harpsichord :
A harp- shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the fingers, by means of keys provided with quills, instead of hammers, for striking the strings. It is now superseded by the piano.
musical instrument (part of speech: noun)
English horn, horn, classical guitar, trumpet, electric guitar, guitar, bass, oboe, clarinet, violincello, alto saxophone, French horn, bassoon, cello, viola, recorder, fiddle, violin, harp, piano, flute, piccolo, harmonica, banjo, electric piano, drum, saxophone, tenor saxophone, organ, keyboard, trombone
musical instruments (part of speech: noun)
- Leopold Mozart was in another part of the house, but his sensitive ear caught the sound, and he rushed back to find his baby on tiptoe before the harpsichord, giving the first hint of his marvellous ability. - "Ten Boys from History", Kate Dickinson Sweetser.
- On the second floor was a dining room, continuation of the closet below, and a drawing room, dressing room, or bedroom, and perhaps a study or music room with harpsichord. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
- He tuned his Harpsichord and Clavichord, and was so skilful in the operation that it never took him more than a quarter of an hour. - "Johann Sebastian Bach", Johann Nikolaus Forkel and Charles Sanford Terry.