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plectrum

plec·trum / ˈplektrəm/ • n. (pl. -trums or -tra / -trə/ ) a thin flat piece of plastic, tortoiseshell, or other slightly flexible material held by or worn on the fingers and used to pluck the strings of a musical instrument such as a guitar. ∎  the corresponding mechanical part that plucks the strings of an instrument such as a harpsichord.

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plectrum

plectrum. Small thin piece of horn, wood, tortoiseshell, metal, ivory, or other material used to pluck the str. of certain str. instrs. such as zither, mandolin, lyre, lute, banjo, etc. On the hpd. it is a part of the mechanism.

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plectrum

plectrum XVII. — L. plēctrum — Gr. plêktron, f. plḗssein strike.

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