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cat·gut

 (kăt′gŭt′)
n.
A tough thin cord made from the treated and stretched intestines of certain animals, especially sheep, and used for stringing musical instruments and tennis rackets and for surgical ligatures.

catgut

(ˈkætˌɡʌt)
n
a strong cord made from the dried intestines of sheep and other animals that is used for stringing certain musical instruments and sports rackets, and, when sterilized, as surgical ligatures. Often shortened to: gut

cat•gut

(ˈkætˌgʌt)

n.
a strong cord made by twisting the dried intestines of animals, as sheep.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catgut - perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers andcatgut - perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone
hoary pea - a plant of the genus Tephrosia having pinnate leaves and white or purplish flowers and flat hairy pods
2.catgut - a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
suture - thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together
Translations
وَتَرٌ مَصْنوعٌ مِنَ الأمْعاء
struna
tarmstreng
girni

catgut

[ˈkætgʌt] Ncuerda f de tripa (Med) → catgut m

cat

(kӕt) noun
1. a small, four-legged, fur-covered animal often kept as a pet. a Siamese cat.
2. a large wild animal of the same family (eg tiger, lion etc). the big cats.
ˈcatty adjective
spiteful, malicious. She's catty even about her best friend; catty remarks.
ˈcatcall noun
a shrill whistle showing disagreement or disapproval. the catcalls of the audience.
ˈcatfish noun
any of a family of scaleless fish with long feelers round the mouth.
ˈcatgut noun
a kind of cord made from the intestines of sheep etc, used for violin strings etc.
ˌcat's-ˈeye noun
a small, thick piece of glass fixed in the surface of a road to reflect light and guide drivers at night.
ˈcatsuit noun
a woman's close-fitting one-piece trouser suit.
ˈcattail noun
a tall plant that grows in wet places, with flowers shaped like a cat's tail.
let the cat out of the bag
to let a secret become known unintentionally.

cat·gut

n. catgut, tipo de ligadura que se hace con la tripa del intestino de algunos animales.

catgut

n catgut m
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This fascinating new set recorded with pianist John Thwaites using three instruments from Brahms' own time - and the string players switching to gut strings - suggests this may be the case.
The unique sound of the period instruments, the gut strings, the valveless brass and the wooden flutes was immediately apparent.
Before the advent of nylon strings after World War II, keeping the old gut strings manufactured from sheep and cow intestines tuned had been a constant struggle because of their sensitivity to temperature and humidity.
Babolat, whose company is one of the oldest tennis equipment makers in the world having made the first animal gut strings in 1875, is convinced that within 10 years all rackets will be equipped this way.
It usually has four nylon or gut strings and originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian instrument.
The quartet specializes in Franz Joseph Haydn's compositions, using classical bows and gut strings, but the program includes not only Haydn's String Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 50, No.
We saw that the voices, which we had heard from afar, belonged to countertenor Biraj Barkakaty and soprano Julie Haagenson, whom we trailed through the space as they sang of "manbuilt worlds" and "eukaryotic cell machinery" and "soap, leather, gut strings, surfactants" (though their words were hard to decipher without consulting our cards).
Violinists Adrian Butterfield and Kathryn Parry, viola player Rachel Stott and cellist Ruth Alford aim to recreate the sound world that the original composers would have recognised and they will be playing on gut strings.
You get more of this quirkiness because of the imbalance in the period instruments; the rawness of the winds, the gut strings, the overall transparency of the sound.