harpsichord

英 ['hɑːpsɪkɔːd] 美
  • n. 羽管键琴,大键琴
GRE
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1、harp => harp- => harpi- => harpsi-(-s-来源不清楚) + chord-.
2、对比:clavichord => 击弦古钢琴, harpsichord => 拨弦古钢琴.
harpsichord 拨弦键琴

harp,竖琴,-chord,弦,词源同cord,-s,可能是复数后缀。用于乐器名拨弦键琴。

harpsichord
harpsichord: [17] Harpsichord means literally ‘harp-string’. Harp [OE] is a Germanic word. It comes from a prehistoric West and North Germanic *kharpōn, which also produced German harfe, Dutch harp, and Swedish harpa, and was borrowed into the Romance languages via late Latin harpa (its Italian descendant, arpa, gave English arpeggio [18]). When the harpsichord was developed in the late 16th century, it was named in Italian arpicordo, a compound formed with corda ‘string’. English acquired the term via the now obsolete French harpechorde, for some unknown reason inserting an s in the process.
=> arpeggio, harp
harpsichord (n.)
1610s, from French harpechorde "harp string," from Modern Latin harpichordium (source also of Italian arpicordo), from harpa (see harp (n.)) + chorda "string" (see cord). The unexplained intrusive -s- in the English word is there by 1660s.
1. the plangent sound of the harpsichord
拨弦键琴如泣如诉的声音

来自《权威词典》

2. I can tune the harpsichord as well as play it.
我会弹奏大键琴,同样地,我也会给大键琴调音.

来自《简明英汉词典》

3. After playing a little on the harpsichord, he asked for a theme.
贝多芬在大键琴上演奏了一会儿后, 向莫扎特要了个主旋律.

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4. Harpsichord music is readily playable.
古钢琴音乐可以随时演奏.

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