chordophone


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chordophone

(ˈkɔːdəˌfəʊn)
n
(Instruments) any musical instrument producing sounds through the vibration of strings, such as the piano, harp, violin, or guitar
ˌchordoˈphonic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chordophone - a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
balalaika - a stringed instrument that has a triangular body and three strings
harp - a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
lute - chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard
mandolin - a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
Translations
cordofono
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For instance: the saitar is not sitar, but a tribal chordophone, gowri kalam ("kalam" means pen in Hindi) is actually a trumpet and davandi, a membranophone, is an hour-glass shaped small drum of brass.
In addition, the manuscript is the major source for an instrument closely related to the lute: the bandora, a metalstrung chordophone with an unusual and immediately recognizable tuning ([C.
During the Renaissance, the lute, a fat-bellied chordophone with double-course string sets, rose to prominence.
The bandurria is a musical instrument described by Marcuse (1964) as "a flat-bodied plucked chordophone of medieval and modern Spain, mentioned in the early 14th century.
It was originally played by a trio of flute, guitar and cavaquinho (a small chordophone with four strings); other instruments commonly used include clarinet, mandolin and saxophone.
Also classified as a chordophone is an instrument that is quite unusual in Bohemia--a hackbrett, the name for a small form of dulcimer, and better known in German-speaking countries.