Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete form of harpsichord.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A harpsichord.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See harpsichord.

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Examples

  • Mrs. Crisp playing of her old lessons upon the harpsichon till it was time to go to bed.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 04: March/April 1659-1660

  • Street in my way, and there called upon one Hayward, that makes virginalls, and did there like of a little espinette, and will have him finish it for me; for I had a mind to a small harpsichon, but this takes up less room, and will do my business as to finding out of chords, and

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • So I went home with him to his mother's house by me in Axe Yard, where I found Dr. Clodius's wife and sat there talking and hearing of old Mrs. Crisp playing of her old lessons upon the harpsichon till it was time to go to bed.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Mar/Apr 1659/'60

  • Up betimes, and by coach towards White Hall, and took Aldgate Street in my way, and there called upon one Hayward, that makes virginalls, and did there like of a little espinette, and will have him finish it for me; for I had a mind to a small harpsichon, but this takes up less room, and will do my business as to finding out of chords, and I am very well pleased that I have found it.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, April 1668

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