stringed instrument

stringed instrument
[ˌstrɪŋd ˈɪnstrʊmənt]
noun [C]
any musical instrument with strings that you touch to produce sound, for example a VIOLIN

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  • stringed instrument — noun a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound • Hypernyms: ↑musical instrument, ↑instrument • Hyponyms: ↑banjo, ↑bowed stringed instrument, ↑string, ↑chordophone, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stringed instrument — UK [ˌstrɪŋd ˈɪnstrʊmənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms stringed instrument : singular stringed instrument plural stringed instruments one of a group of musical instruments that have strings, for example the guitar and the violin …   English dictionary

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  • stringed instrument — noun Any of very many musical instruments in which taut strings are plucked, bowed or struck in order to produce a sound Syn: string, string instrument …   Wiktionary

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  • Stringed instrument tunings — This is a list of tunings for stringed musical instruments. Strings or courses are listed from low to high pitch, reading from left to right facing the front of the instrument standing vertically. (The are a few exceptions to this, for instance… …   Wikipedia

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