Definition of Plectra

1. Noun. (plural of plectrum) ¹



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Definition of Plectra

1. plectron [n] - See also: plectron

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plectra

plectasin
plectics
plectile
plectin
plectognath
plectognath fish
plectognathi
plectognaths
plectoneme
plectonemic
plectospondyli
plectospondylous
plectostele
plectosteles
plectostelic
plectra (current term)
plectranthus
plectre
plectres
plectridium
plectron
plectrons
plectrovirus
plectrum
plectrums
pled
pledg
pledge
pledge taker
pledged

Literary usage of Plectra

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1. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"When the fingers depressed the keys the plectra were sent up to the strings, which they plucked to produce sounds. The tone was weak and its volume could ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"A keyed instrument, with plectra or jacks, used in the 16th, 17th, ... Referring to the plectra or jacks of keyed instruments, he says that, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"A keyed instrument, with plectra or jacks, used in the 16th, 17th, ... Referring to the plectra or jacks of keyed instruments, he says that, ..."

4. The Oxford History of Music by William Henry Hadow (1902)
"The plectra already spoken of are jerked, by the action of the keys, ... By this means the plectra can be removed away from the strings, so that, ..."

5. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"When the fingers depressed the keys the plectra were sent up to the strings, which they plucked to produce sounds. The tone was weak and its volume could ..."

6. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"A keyed instrument, with plectra or jacks, used in the 16th, 17th, ... Referring to the plectra or jacks of keyed instruments, he says that, ..."

7. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"A keyed instrument, with plectra or jacks, used in the 16th, 17th, ... Referring to the plectra or jacks of keyed instruments, he says that, ..."

8. The Oxford History of Music by William Henry Hadow (1902)
"The plectra already spoken of are jerked, by the action of the keys, ... By this means the plectra can be removed away from the strings, so that, ..."

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