1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Clavecin
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CLAVECIN, the French for clavisymbal or harpsichord (Ger. Clavicymbel or Dockenklavier) , an abbreviation of the Flemish clavisinbal and Ital. clavicimbalo, a keyboard musical instrument in which the strings were plucked by means of a plectrum consisting of a quill mounted upon a jack.