noninstrumental

adjective non·in·stru·men·tal \ ˌnän-ˌin(t)-strə-ˈmen-tᵊl \

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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