Definition of clavichord noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

clavichord

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈklævɪkɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklævɪkɔːrd//
 
Musical instruments
 
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an early type of musical instrument, like a piano with a very soft tone See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin clavichordium, from Latin clavis ‘key’ + chorda ‘string’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clavichord