from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See spinet.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of spinet.


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  • Miss Darnford said, And I can tell you, madam, that she plays sweetly upon the spinnet, and sings as sweetly to it; for she has a fine voice.


  • But I went to my spinnet, and suffered her to swell on.


  • My master has just now been making me play upon the spinnet, and sing to it; and was pleased to commend me for both.


  • I have no work given me to do; and the spinnet, if in tune, will not find my mind, I am sure, in tune to play upon it.


  • When I was at my devotion, Mrs. Jewkes came up, and wanted me sadly to sing her a psalm, as she had often on common days importuned me for a song upon the spinnet: but


  • Dinner not being ready, the young ladies proposed a tune upon the spinnet.


  • Luckily Mr. R — found two acquaintances in the place; one a Franciscan monk, a jolly fellow; and the other a maestro di capella, who sent a spinnet to the inn, and entertained us agreeably with his voice and performance, in both of which accomplishments he excelled.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • She had, however, genteel lodgings, a spinnet on which she played, and a boy that walked before her chair.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • And while the others talked she examined, with unconcealed interest, the queer heavy furniture, the colored prints on the walls and the old spinnet in the corner.


  • Dorris said they were only firm and true friends; and the tenor of their talk seemed to prove that she was right, for as she turned from the old-time spinnet, where she had been singing the lovely little serenade of Thomas Heywood: --

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 5, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 5, May, 1886


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