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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek plektron, from plessein 'to hit'

plectrum

noun
     
plec‧trum [countable] especially British English
APM a small thin piece of plastic, metal, or wood that you use for playing some musical instruments with strings, such as a guitar [= pick]
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