musical instrument


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musical instrument

  • piano word - One in which all of its letters can be played as notes on a musical instrument (e.g. cabbage).
  • cord, chord - Cord comes from Greek khorde, "gut, string of a musical instrument," and chord is a refashioning of cord.
  • sweet potato - An informal name for the ocarina, a musical instrument.
  • tone color - The same as timbre, the quality of sound that distinguishes one voice or musical instrument from another.
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Noun1.musical instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or soundsmusical instrument - any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
barrel organ, grind organ, hand organ, hurdy gurdy, hurdy-gurdy, street organ - a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
steam organ, calliope - a musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
electronic instrument, electronic musical instrument - a musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
jew's harp, jews' harp, mouth bow - a small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
keyboard instrument - a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
music box, musical box - produces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
wind instrument, wind - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
References in classic literature ?
A TRUTHFUL Man, finding a musical instrument in the road, asked the name of it, and was told that it was a fish-horn.
It must be disheartening work learning a musical instrument.
When you were twenty your father did not, I presume, object to your learning chemistry or playing a musical instrument.
Instantly Sylvie seated herself upon a tiny mushroom, that happened to grow in front of a daisy, as if it were the most ordinary musical instrument in the world, and played on the petals as if they were the notes of an organ.
Practiced the foreign vice of perfecting himself in the art of playing on a musical instrument and couldn't learn the English virtue of knowing a good horse when he saw him.
He thrummed on the table as if it had been a musical instrument, and squalled in imitation of her manner of singing.
Fang to the House of Correction for one month; with the appropriate and amusing remark that since he had so much breath to spare, it would be more wholesomely expended on the treadmill than in a musical instrument.
His tone lingered in the air, almost like the tone of a musical instrument.
He gave me the names and descriptions of all the musical instruments, and the general terms of art in playing on each of them.
Besides the sticks and the drums, there are no other musical instruments among the Typees, except one which might appropriately be denominated a nasal flute.
First, it is well known that the prologue serves the critic for an opportunity to try his faculty of hissing, and to tune his cat-call to the best advantage; by which means, I have known those musical instruments so well prepared, that they have been able to play in full concert at the first rising of the curtain.
The steamer will be provided with every necessary comfort, including library and musical instruments.