Stringed Instrument Definition

Define what is Stringed Instrument?

1. stringed instrument (noun)

a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound.


    musical instrument, instrument noun
    any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds.


    banjo noun
    a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body.

    bowed stringed instrument, string noun
    stringed instruments that are played with a bow.

    chordophone noun
    a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers.

    clavichord noun
    an early stringed instrument like a piano but with more delicate sound.

    Klavier, clavier noun
    a stringed instrument that has a keyboard.

    dulcimer noun
    a stringed instrument used in American folk music; an elliptical body and a fretted fingerboard and three strings.

    guitar noun
    a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking.

    koto noun
    Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; has a rectangular wooden sounding board and usually 13 silk strings that are plucked with the fingers.

    forte-piano, piano, pianoforte noun
    a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds.

    psaltery noun
    an ancient stringed instrument similar to the lyre or zither but having a trapezoidal sounding board under the strings.

    samisen, shamisen noun
    a Japanese stringed instrument resembling a banjo with a long neck and three strings and a fretted fingerboard and a rectangular soundbox; played with a plectrum.

    sitar noun
    a stringed instrument of India; has a long neck and movable frets; has 6 or 7 metal strings for playing and usually 13 resonating strings.

    cither, zither, zithern noun
    a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers.

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