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An instrument, such as a violin, guitar, harp, or dulcimer, in which sound is produced by causing taut strings to vibrate, as by plucking, striking, or bowing.
(Instruments) any musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration of a string across a soundboard or soundbox. Also called: chordophone
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|Noun||1.||stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound|
banjo - a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body
bowed stringed instrument, string - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
bridge - a wooden support that holds the strings up
chordophone - a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
clavichord - an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound
dulcimer - a stringed instrument used in American folk music; an elliptical body and a fretted fingerboard and three strings
guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
koto - Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; has a rectangular wooden sounding board and usually 13 silk strings that are plucked with the fingers
musical instrument, instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
peg - regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
psaltery - an ancient stringed instrument similar to the lyre or zither but having a trapezoidal sounding board under the strings
samisen, shamisen - a Japanese stringed instrument resembling a banjo with a long neck and three strings and a fretted fingerboard and a rectangular soundbox; played with a plectrum
sitar - a stringed instrument of India; has a long neck and movable frets; has 6 or 7 metal strings for playing and usually 13 resonating strings
soundboard, sounding board - (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
string - a tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed