noninstrumental

adjective
non·​in·​stru·​men·​tal | \ ˌnän-ˌin(t)-strə-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce noninstrumental (audio) \

Definition of noninstrumental

: not instrumental: such as
a : not serving as a crucial means, agent, or tool
b : not relating to or done with an instrument or tool noninstrumental navigation
c : not relating to, composed for, or performed on musical instruments noninstrumental choral music

First Known Use of noninstrumental

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Noninstrumental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninstrumental. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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