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PLECTRUM (plectra)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does plectrum mean? 

PLECTRUM (noun)
  The noun PLECTRUM has 1 sense:

1. a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

  Familiarity information: PLECTRUM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLECTRUM (noun)


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Meaning:

A small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

plectron; plectrum; pick

Hypernyms ("plectrum" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plectrum"):

guitar pick (a plectrum used to pluck a guitar)


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