musical instrument(redirected from Orchestral instrument)
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- piano word - One in which all of its letters can be played as notes on a musical instrument (e.g. cabbage).
- cord, chord - Cord comes from Greek khorde, "gut, string of a musical instrument," and chord is a refashioning of cord.
- sweet potato - An informal name for the ocarina, a musical instrument.
- tone color - The same as timbre, the quality of sound that distinguishes one voice or musical instrument from another.
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|Noun||1.||musical instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds|
barrel organ, grind organ, hand organ, hurdy gurdy, hurdy-gurdy, street organ - a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
steam organ, calliope - a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument - a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
jew's harp, jews' harp, mouth bow - a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
music box, musical box - produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound