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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.
References in classic literature ?
As the thoughts of those who are in misery seldom slumber, and the invention is never more lively than when it is stimulated by hope, however feeble and remote, he had even imagined that the parental feelings of Munro were to be made instrumental in seducing him from his duty to the king.
And just at that juncture it happened that Jurgis was introduced to a man named Harper whom he recognized as the night watchman at Brown's, who had been instrumental in making him an American citizen, the first year of his arrival at the yards.
They sang together once more; and Emma would then resign her place to Miss Fairfax, whose performance, both vocal and instrumental, she never could attempt to conceal from herself, was infinitely superior to her own.
These then, though unbeheld in deep of night, Shine not in vain, nor think, though men were none, That heav'n would want spectators, God want praise; Millions of spiritual Creatures walk the Earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep: All these with ceasless praise his works behold Both day and night: how often from the steep Of echoing Hill or Thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to others note Singing thir great Creator: oft in bands While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk With Heav'nly touch of instrumental sounds In full harmonic number joind, thir songs Divide the night, and lift our thoughts to Heaven.
The empress's apartment on fire by an accident; the author instrumental in saving the rest of the palace.
Sarkoja," said Tars Tarkas, "forty years ago you were instrumental in bringing about the torture and death of a woman named Gozava.
Every night, before retiring, the inmates of the house gathered together on the mats, and so squatting upon their haunches, after the universal practice of these islanders, would commence a low, dismal and monotonous chant, accompanying the voice with the instrumental melody produced by two small half-rotten sticks tapped slowly together, a pair of which were held in the hands of each person present.
Their disappointment, therefore, may easily be conceived, when they learned that their warlike attack upon Astoria had been forestalled by a snug commercial arrangement; that their anticipated booty had become British property in the regular course of traffic, and that all this had been effected by the very Company which had been instrumental in getting them sent on what they now stigmatized as a fool's errand.
It was creditable to have a sister married, and she might flatter herself with having been greatly instrumental to the connexion, by keeping Anne with her in the autumn; and as her own sister must be better than her husband's sisters, it was very agreeable that Captain Wentworth should be a richer man than either Captain Benwick or Charles Hayter.
My removal, therefore, which must, at any rate, take place soon, may, with perfect convenience, be hastened; and I make it my particular request that I may not in any way be instrumental in separating a family so affectionately attached to each other.
The latter emotion seemed plainly evident upon the handsome and intelligent face of the young red Martian woman whose cry of warning had been instrumental in saving my life.
There was a fete--a grand fete in honor of some saint who had been instrumental in checking the cholera three hundred years ago, and all Venice was abroad on the water.

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