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Word of the Day — April 20, 2013

April 21, 2013 - Scott Viau
spinet - spin-et - a small harpsichord, popular in 18th century tchotche - TCHOT-cheh - (Jewish) a decorative trinket with no special function

Example: "In a NYorker bio of pianist Jeremy Denk, quoting Denk: 'I began taking piano lessons with Mona Schneiderman, who lived down the street and had a spinet covered with tchotches, next to the kitchen.'"

 
 
 

 

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