Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A medieval musical instrument, probably some kind of harp. It has been supposed to be identical with the clavichord, probably on account of the similarity of the names.
  • noun In heraldry, same as clarion, 4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A musical instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; -- called also manichord and clavichord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An old musical instrument in the form of a spinet; the manichord or clavichord.

Etymologies

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From Latin clarus clear + chorda string. See chord.

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