chordophone

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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
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Translations
cordofono
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These have been classified as wind instruments, or aerophonic, including bansuri and nagaswaram; string instruments, or chordophonic, including dilruba and veena; percussion instruments, or membranophonic, including tabla and mridangam, and idiophonic, including bortal and ghatam."