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.
Now I know it is a spinet I heard humming—I told you about it, mother.
Do you think that you could learn to play the spinet, Jenny?
Breathing hard, Groverzb rose and gingerly lifted the spinet's lid.
Then the order was given, "Spinet, be silent," and all was quiet.
This spinet remained one of Verdi's most treasured possessions.
He learned to play with the strings of his spinet muffled in a handkerchief.