Definition of Harpsichords

1. Noun. (plural of harpsichord) ¹



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Definition of Harpsichords

1. harpsichord [n] - See also: harpsichord

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harpsichords

harpooned
harpooneer
harpooneers
harpooner
harpooners
harpooning
harpoons
harpress
harps
harpsichon
harpsichons
harpsichord
harpsichordist
harpsichordists
harpsichordlike
harpsichords (current term)
harpulla
harpullia
harpy
harpy bat
harpy eagle
harpy eagles
harpyish
harpylike
harquebus
harquebuse
harquebuses
harquebusier
harquebusiers
harquebusses

Literary usage of Harpsichords

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... in hiĀ« double harpsichords, was given to the piano. Steibelt, while in England, instituted the familiar signs for the employment of the pedals, ..."

2. Famous Composers and Their Works by John Knowles Paine, Theodore Thomas, Karl Klauser (1891)
"... has made for them a limited number of harpsichords which out-rival in a remarkable manner, both as to quality of sound and the number of pedals, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse (1879)
"8, 1717) praises the instrument and its prerogative over harpsichords and clavichords in the ... harpsichords ..."

4. A Biblical and theological dictionary by Richard Watson (1832)
"... and he observes that the wood of this tree is still used in Italy and other places for violins, harpsichords, and other stringed instrumente. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1880)
"8, 1717) praises the instrument and its prerogative over harpsichords and clavichords in the properties it possessed of piano and forte. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"A list of the existing harpsichords by ... harpsichords. The price of a Single harpsichord, about 1770, was 35 guineas; with Octava (ie Octave string), ..."

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