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chordophone

(ˈkɔːdəˌfəʊn)
n
(Instruments) any musical instrument producing sounds through the vibration of strings, such as the piano, harp, violin, or guitar
ˌchordoˈphonic adj
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Noun1.chordophone - a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
balalaika - a stringed instrument that has a triangular body and three strings
harp - a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
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
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
Translations
cordofono
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Years in the making, The Banjo is filled with research and anecdotes, moving from the history and distribution of diverse African chordophones through their widespread Caribbean descendants and on to their North American counterparts and performers.
To categorize instruments, I employ the modern classification system (Hornbostel and Sachs), which classifies all instruments into four main categories according to the way in which sound is produced: aerophones, idiophones, membranophones and chordophones.
The author chose to organize the organology section by first addressing general, historical, and regional studies of Spanish instruments, followed with the organological divisions of aerophones, chordophones, idiophones, and membranophones.
In choosing the lute, Ciabattoni argues, Dante was well aware of its humble role among the chordophones as an instrument of Arabic origin, mostly used for popular entertainment; thus, the lute becomes a comic counterpart of the nobler cetra evoked in Paradiso in association with the eagle formed by the blessed (Par.