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in·stru·men·tal

 (ĭn′strə-mĕn′tl)
adj.
1. Serving as a means or agency; implemental: was instrumental in solving the crime.
2. Of, relating to, or accomplished with an instrument or tool.
3. Music Performed on or written for an instrument.
4. Grammar Of, relating to, or being the case used typically to express means, agency, or accompaniment.
5. Of or relating to instrumentalism.
n.
1.
a. Grammar The instrumental case.
b. A word or form in the instrumental case.
2. Music A composition for one or more instruments, usually without vocal accompaniment.

in′stru·men′tal·ly adv.

instrumental

(ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəl)
adj
1. serving as a means or influence; helpful
2. of, relating to, or characterized by an instrument or instruments
3. (Pop Music) played by or composed for musical instruments
4. (Grammar) grammar denoting a case of nouns, etc, in certain inflected languages, indicating the instrument used in performing an action, usually translated into English using the prepositions with or by means of
n
5. (Jazz) a piece of music composed for instruments rather than for voices
6. (Grammar) grammar
a. the instrumental case
b. a word or speech element in the instrumental case
ˌinstrumenˈtality n
ˌinstruˈmentally adv

in•stru•men•tal

(ˌɪn strəˈmɛn tl)

adj.
1. serving or acting as an instrument or means; useful; helpful.
2. performed on or written for a musical instrument or instruments.
3. of or pertaining to an instrument or tool.
4. of or designating a grammatical case or form typically indicating means or agency.
n.
5.
a. the instrumental case.
b. a word in the instrumental case.
6. a piece of music played by an instrument or a group of instruments.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
in`stru•men′tal•ly, adv.

instrumental

Used to describe a case of nouns that indicate the means by which something is done.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.instrumental - relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments; "instrumental compositions"; "an instrumental ensemble"
vocal - relating to or designed for or using the singing voice; "vocal technique"; "the vocal repertoire"; "organized a vocal group to sing his compositions"
2.instrumental - serving or acting as a means or aid; "instrumental in solving the crime"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function

instrumental

adjective active, involved, influential, useful, helpful, conducive, contributory, of help or service He was instrumental in the release of some of the hostages.
Translations
آلي
instrumentálnísedmý pád
instrumentalinstrumental-
instrumentalcaso instrumental
instrumentalcas instrumental
instrumental
hangszeres
á/fyrir hljóîfæritækisfall
įnagininkas
inštrumentálny
orodnik
çalgısalenstrümentalenstümental

instrumental

[ˌɪnstrʊˈmentl] ADJ
1. to be instrumental incontribuir decisivamente a
she had been instrumental in getting him the jobella contribuyó decisivamente a que consiguiera el empleo
I was instrumental in bringing Lisa and Danny togetheryo hice que Liza y Danny se conocieran
2. [music, piece] → instrumental

instrumental

[ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəl]
adj
to be instrumental in sth → contribuer à qch
to be instrumental in doing sth → contribuer à faire qch
[music, piece, work] → instrumental(e)
n (= piece of music) → instrumental/aux m

instrumental

adj
roleentscheidend; she was instrumental in my releasesie hat bei meiner Freilassung eine entscheidende Rolle gespielt; he was instrumental in getting her the jober hat ihr zu dieser Stelle verholfen; he was instrumental in bringing about the downfall of the governmenter war maßgeblich am Sturz der Regierung beteiligt
(Mus) → Instrumental-; instrumental music/versionInstrumentalmusik f/-version f; instrumental performerInstrumentalist(in) m(f)
n (Mus) → Instrumentalstück nt

instrumental

[ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntl] adj
a. to be instrumental in sth/in doing sthavere un ruolo importante in qc/nel fare qc
b. (music) → strumentale

instrument

(ˈinstrəmənt) noun
1. a tool, especially if used for delicate scientific or medical work. medical/surgical/mathematical instruments.
2. (also musical instrument) an apparatus for producing musical sounds. He can play the piano, violin and several other instruments.
ˌinstruˈmental (-ˈmen-) adjective
performed on, or written for, musical instrument(s) rather than voices. She likes instrumental music.
ˌinstruˈmentalist (-ˈmen-) noun
a person who plays a musical instrument. There are three instrumentalists and one singer in the group.