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virginal,musical instrument: see spinetspinet,
musical instrument of the harpsichord family. Although the terms virginal and spinet, interchangeable until the end of the 17th cent., were sometimes used indiscriminately to designate any harpsichord, they usually referred to small instruments having one
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a smaller version of the harpsichord, but oblong in shape, having one manual and no pedals
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