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  • n. Plural form of plectrum.


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  • Corresponding with changes in daily sunlight, solar photocells in the tree canopy trigger low-voltage charges, activating plectrums that pluck wire strings within the body of the sculpture.

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  • One in the one-eye of those greentard plectrums 2 decades beforehand.

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  • I now discover that my account type doesn't allow me to set up a poll on plectrums vs plectra, but I'm sure you lot will leave comments if you have a strong view on the subject.

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  • Also bought a new rucksack, a capo, and some plectrums.

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  • Clawtips did for plectrums and tentacles fretted and even bowed most wondrously.

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  • Craftsmen who use it for plectrums and structural parts in traditional stringed instruments say only African ivory can produce truly authentic sounds.

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  • The nails of his left hand were closely trimmed, the fingertips hardened to leathery pads which retained their scar of string long after they had ceased to press it, while those of his right hand were as long as plectrums.


  • Their fans range from teenagers who save up their pocket money for a necklace with their name on it £27.50, or a charm bracelet made from guitar plectrums to a woman in her sixties who might spend £123 on a giant red lobster necklace. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Note that the shop is filled with other great finds such as Hiscox cases, Cordial leads and D'Addamo strings, plus plectrums and various guitar-building bits and pieces.

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  • It includes two pry bars, two plectrums, two screwdrivers, and tweezers.

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