There are two theories as to the origin of the name "spinet."
There are interesting old books on the virginals, harpsichord, and spinet.
She had been taking lessons on the spinet, but the painting was a great rival.
Her laugh was sweet and tinkly, like the upper notes of a spinet.
Do you think that you could learn to play the spinet, Jenny?
Now I know it is a spinet ...