musical instrument

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musical instrument

  • 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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Noun1.musical instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or soundsmusical 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
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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A four-page pamphlet describes the company's instruments for testing of rubber and plastic materials, including specimen preparation, aging ovens, stress relaxation and creep, environmental testing, windscreen fogging, computerized testing, electrical tests and custom built instruments.

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