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Spinet vs. Virginal

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Spinetnoun

(musical instruments) A short, compact harpsichord or piano.

Virginaladjective

Being or resembling a virgin.

Spinetnoun

(obsolete) A spinney.

Virginaladjective

Uncontaminated or pure.

Spinetnoun

A keyed instrument of music resembling a harpsichord, but smaller, with one string of brass or steel wire to each note, sounded by means of leather or quill plectrums or jacks. It was formerly much used.

Virginaladjective

(zoology) parthenogenetic

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Spinetnoun

A spinny.

Virginalnoun

(musical instruments) A musical instrument in the harpsichord family.

Spinetnoun

small and compactly built upright piano

Virginaladjective

Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly.

Spinetnoun

early model harpsichord with only one string per note

Virginalnoun

An instrument somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a rectangular form, like the small piano. It had strings and keys, but only one wire to a note. The instrument was used in the sixteenth century, but is now wholly obsolete. It was sometimes called a pair of virginals.

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Spinet

A spinet is a smaller type of harpsichord or other keyboard instrument, such as a piano or organ.

Virginalverb

To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat.

Virginalnoun

a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries

Virginaladjective

characteristic of a virgin or virginity;

‘virginal white dresses’;

Virginaladjective

untouched or undefiled;

‘nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage’;

Virginaladjective

in a state of sexual virginity;

‘pure and vestal modesty’; ‘a spinster or virgin lady’; ‘men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal’;

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