chordophone

noun chor·do·phone \ˈkȯrdəˌfōn\

Definition of chordophone

plural

chordophones

  1. :  any of a class of musical instruments (such as a guitar or piano) whose sound is generated by plucking, bowing, or striking stretched strings :  stringed instrument — compare aerophone, electrophone, idiophone, lamellophone, membranophone

chordophonic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of chordophone

International Scientific Vocabulary chord- + -phone


First Known Use: 1927


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