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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. In heraldry, same as clarion, 4.


From Latin clarus clear + chorda string. See chord. (Wiktionary)


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