• (British) IPA: /ˈhɑː(ɹ)p.sɪ.kɔː(ɹ)d/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhɑɹp.sɪˌkɔɹd/

harpsichord (plural harpsichords)

  1. (musical instruments) A musical instrument with a keyboard that produces sound through a mechanical process. When the performer presses a key, a corresponding plectrum plucks a tuned string. Harpsichord originated in late medieval Europe and is one of the most important instruments used to perform Baroque music.

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