Etymology
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clavichord (n.)

keyboard musical instrument with strings, invented in the Middle Ages and in general use in Germany, mid-15c., from Medieval Latin clavicordium (15c.), from Latin clavis "a key" (from PIE root *klau- "hook") + chorda "a string" (see cord (n.) and compare clavier). It was replaced 18c. by the pianoforte.

updated on December 19, 2017

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Definitions of clavichord from WordNet

clavichord (n.)
an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound;
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