chordophone

noun
chor·do·phone | \ˈkȯrdəˌfōn\
plural chordophones

Definition of chordophone 

: 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

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Other Words from chordophone

chordophonic \¦⸗⸗¦fänik \ adjective

First Known Use of chordophone

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chordophone

International Scientific Vocabulary chord- + -phone

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