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]

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  • Dumb spinet — Spinet Spin et, n. [OF. espinete, F. [ e]pinette (cf. It. spinetta), fr. L. spina a thorn; so called because its quills resemble thorns. See {Spine}.] (Mus.) A keyed instrument of music resembling a harpsichord, but smaller, with one string of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinet — Spin et, n. [OF. espinete, F. [ e]pinette (cf. It. spinetta), fr. L. spina a thorn; so called because its quills resemble thorns. See {Spine}.] (Mus.) A keyed instrument of music resembling a harpsichord, but smaller, with one string of brass or… …   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

  • 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

  • piano — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pianoforte, fortepiano, spinet, pianette, upright; clavier, [clavi]cembalo, eighty eight (sl.). See music. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pianoforte, grand, baby grand, upright, square, concert grand,… …   English dictionary for students

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