stringed instrument


: a musical instrument (such as a guitar, violin, or piano) that has strings and that produces sound when the strings are touched or struck

Examples of stringed instrument in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father, Keshubhai Udhas, played the dilruba, a traditional Indian stringed instrument. John Yoon, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2024 Musicians played the saz, a Turkish stringed instrument, as well as sacred Islamic music, while Dabke dancers performed the Arab folk dance popular in the Levantine regions of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Giles Bruce, Chicago Tribune, 10 Aug. 2023 Hiroshima was founded in the mid-seventies with a sound built around the koto, a distinctively Japanese-sounding stringed instrument. Colin Marshall, The New Yorker, 6 July 2023 On Friday, McConaughey grabbed a stringed instrument and joined other musicians for a scene on the Frosty Mug’s wooden deck overlooking the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. Greg Garrison | , al, 3 July 2023 The bouzouki – a long-necked stringed instrument in the same family as the lute and mandolin – is what gives Greek folk music its distinctive sound. The Enquirer, 20 June 2023 Working with Lair and the carpenters at the sanctuary, Soldier built an elephant-size xylophone, a drum, and a single-stringed instrument that looked like a washtub bass. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2023 Renée's voice is arresting, powerful, but as disciplined and carefully tuned as a stringed instrument. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 17 Mar. 2023

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“Stringed instrument.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

stringed instrument

: any of a group of musical instruments (as the violin, harp, or piano) that is played by plucking or striking or by drawing a bow across tense strings compare brass instrument, percussion instrument, woodwind sense 1
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