Clarichord
Clarichord Clar"i*chord, n. [F. clatocorde, fr.L. clarus clear + chorda string. See {Chord}.] A musical instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; -- called also {manichord} and {clavichord}. [1913 Webster]

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  • clarichord — /klarˈi körd/ noun A clavichord ORIGIN: As if from L clārus clear; see ↑clavichord …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clarichord — The clarichord, rest, clavicord or clarion is a rare charge in heraldry of uncertain origin and meaning. In Canadian heraldry, it is the cadency mark of a ninth daughter. It has been said to represent a device to support a lance, or a musical… …   Wikipedia

  • clavichord — Clarichord Clar i*chord, n. [F. clatocorde, fr.L. clarus clear + chorda string. See {Chord}.] A musical instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; called also {manichord} and {clavichord}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manichord — Clarichord Clar i*chord, n. [F. clatocorde, fr.L. clarus clear + chorda string. See {Chord}.] A musical instrument, formerly in use, in form of a spinet; called also {manichord} and {clavichord}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clavichord — Clav i*chord, n. [F. clavicorde, fr. L. clavis key + chorda string.] (Mus.) A keyed stringed instrument, now superseded by the pianoforte. See {Clarichord}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dumb spinet — Manichord Man i*chord, Manichordon Man i*chor don, [L. monochordon, Gr. ?; so called because it orig. had only one string. See {Monochord}.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; called also {dumb spinet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manichord — Man i*chord, Manichordon Man i*chor don, [L. monochordon, Gr. ?; so called because it orig. had only one string. See {Monochord}.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; called also {dumb spinet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manichordon — Manichord Man i*chord, Manichordon Man i*chor don, [L. monochordon, Gr. ?; so called because it orig. had only one string. See {Monochord}.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; called also {dumb spinet}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinet — A spinet is a smaller type of harpsichord or other keyboard instrument, such as a piano or organ.pinets as harpsichordsWhen the temp spinet is used to designate a harpsichord, typically what is meant is the bentside spinet , described in this… …   Wikipedia

  • Cadency — Brisures used in cadency (shown in red). The left hand column shows the cadency marks (brisures) used for sons in the English and Canadian systems. The right hand column shows the brisures used in Canadian heraldry for daughters.The marks are… …   Wikipedia

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