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A strip of wood on the neck of a stringed musical instrument against which the strings are pressed in playing.


(Instruments) the long strip of hard wood on a violin, guitar, or related stringed instrument upon which the strings are stopped by the fingers


(ˈfɪŋ gərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

(of a violin, cello, etc.) the strip of wood on the neck against which the strings are stopped by the fingers.
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Noun1.fingerboard - a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index fingerfingerboard - a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
signpost, guidepost - a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
2.fingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrumentfingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box - a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
3.fingerboard - a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
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"
guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
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
strip - thin piece of wood or metal


[ˈfɪŋgəbɔːd] N (on piano) → teclado m; (on stringed instrument) → diapasón m
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