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Polychord

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Polychord (Mus) A musical instrument of ten strings.
    • a Polychord Having many strings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • polychord Having many chords or strings.
    • n polychord A musical instrument invented by F. Hillmer in 1799, but never generally used. It was shaped like a bass viol with a movable fingerboard, and had ten gut strings. It was played either with a bow, or by the fingers, like a lute.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Polychord pol′i-kord having many chords.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; poly`s many + string, cord

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: polychord, monochord.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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