\ ˈstriŋd How to pronounce stringed (audio) \

Definition of stringed

1 : having strings stringed instruments
2 : produced by strings

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So Fender became a maker of stringed instruments, and before long his company had developed the Esquire, the first solid-body electric guitar to be mass-produced for everyday musicians. David Kirby, WSJ, "‘The Birth of Loud’ Review: Constructive Feedback," 17 Jan. 2019 Guitars, and wooden stringed instruments in general, are malleable. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up a Guitar And Make It Your Own," 7 Dec. 2018 Kevin sings and plays guitar while vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Michael plays guitar, cello and other stringed instruments. Chrissie Dickinson,, "The Bacon Brothers is a family thing in more ways than one," 5 July 2018 Yet there are similarities to Middle Eastern dancing partly because of the instruments used, which include stringed instruments such as the oud and kanun, the violin-like kemenche and various modes of percussion. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Place," 26 June 2018 Guitar aficionados should be warned that these shows include six-stringed instruments both smashed and set aflame. Gabe Cohn, New York Times, "What’s on TV Monday: The MTV Movie & TV Awards and the Monterey Pop Festival," 18 June 2018 RedEye chatted with the harpist about her high-profile collaborations and why the stringed instrument is in such demand. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Brandee Younger, Little Dragon, Hop Along," 5 June 2018 Chirgilchin’s instrumentation also includes the lute-like doshpuluur, a two-stringed violin called an igil, and the the flute-like limbi. George Varga,, "Chirgilchin, the award-winning Tuvan throat-singing group, set for San Diego encore at Dizzy's," 12 May 2018 Chatfield is the namesake of the OCO’s annual Chatfield Award and the maker of the stringed instruments Oconomowoc High School is working to have restored. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Okauchee woman reunited with restored childhood violin for 90th birthday," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stringed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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