bowed stringed instrument


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Noun1.bowed stringed instrument - stringed instruments that are played with a bowbowed stringed instrument - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
bull fiddle, contrabass, double bass, string bass, bass fiddle, bass viol - largest and lowest member of the violin family
cello, violoncello - a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
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
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
viol - any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
viola - a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
fiddle, violin - bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
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Pieces by Tarik Atoui, Gilles Aubry and Robert Mills, and Markus Schmickler and Hayden Chisholm provided varied soundscapes that included patches of old recordings from countries around the world, effects, noise, original material, alongside folk instruments like bagpipes and a bowed stringed instrument created out of remnants of old instruments found in a museum basement.
The context heavily suggests reference to the double bass, about which American Heritage Dictionary IV observes, in part, "The largest bowed stringed instrument in the modern orchestra, also used frequently in jazz ensembles, especially played pizzicato.