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Meaning of plectrum

plec•trum

Pronunciation: (plek'trum), [key]
— pl. -tra -trums.
  1. a small piece of plastic, metal, ivory, etc., for plucking the strings of a guitar, lyre, mandolin, etc.
  2. an anatomical part resembling a plectrum in shape.
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