AskDefine | Define cembalo

Dictionary Definition

cembalo n : a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots [syn: harpsichord] [also: cembali (pl)]

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English

Etymology

Borrowed from cembalo.

Noun

cembalo (plural: cembalos or cembali)

Finnish

Noun

cembalo

Italian

Noun

cembalo (plural: cembali)

Swedish

Noun

cembalo

Extensive Definition

Cembalo may refer to:
  • The name for harpsichord in German and other languages, commonly appearing in musical instructions
  • The town of Balaklava, Crimea, named Cembalo by the Genoese traders in 13-15th centuries
cembalo in Italian: Cembalo
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