from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A harpsichord.
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It was called the gravicembalo col piano e forte, which translates as "harpsichord with soft and loud," and then pianoforte, a "soft-loud," and then just a piano, which means, literally, "soft."
He decided to place different colored strips of painted paper on the gravicembalo, a keyboard instrument (Gage, 1994).
He decided to place different colored strips of painted paper on the gravicembalo, a keyboard instrument Gage, 1994.
The accounts which have come down to us note that the song of Aurora was accompanied by a gravicembalo, an organ, a flute,
The voices are accompanied by a violin, _chitarone_ (a large guitar), _lira grande_, _liuto grosso_, and _gravicembalo_ or harpsichord, which filled in the harmonies indicated by the figured bass.