Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as plectrum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

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Examples

  • Kylaithis; but he couldn't even stitch a plectron to a lyre -- the other one, who lives near the house of Hermodorus, after you have left the street, was pretty good once, but he's too old, now; the late lamented Kylaithis -- may her kinsfolk never forget her -- used to patronize him.

    Satyricon

  • Tell me, because there are two Kerdons, one is that blue-eyed fellow, the neighbor of Myrtaline the daughter of Kylaithis; but he couldn't even stitch a plectron to a lyre -- the other one, who lives near the house of Hermodorus, after you have left the street, was pretty good once, but he's too old, now; the late lamented Kylaithis -- may her kinsfolk never forget her -- used to patronize him.

    The Satyricon — Complete

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