Definition of ravalement in US English:

ravalement

noun

Early Music
  • The action or an instance of rebuilding a keyboard instrument so as to modify and extend its range; an instrument modified in this way.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Ralph Russell (b. 1918). From French ravalement from ravaler to bring down + -ment.

Pronunciation

ravalement

/ˈravalmɒ̃/