the strings

plural noun

: the instruments of an orchestra (such as the cello, violin, or piano) that have strings or the musicians who play them

Examples of the strings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's got great scalloped-out gouges dug into the wood between massive jumbo frets, so your fingers simply never touch the board, and the strings rub against nothing but metal. New Atlas, 10 July 2024 Holding the strings up to Ledstrom's eyes, her expression said it all as the comparison highlighted just how far off her boyfriend had been in his choice. Aron Solomon, Newsweek, 9 July 2024 Don Hart came aboard to arrange the strings that thread the album together. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 6 July 2024 The counter-rhythm of how the strings are playing against the jazz bass progression activates my brain and soul in equal measure. Liza Lentini, SPIN, 28 June 2024 The textures respected Mahler’s passion for transparency: the flute audible through the strings, the harps palpable amid the brasses. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, 7 June 2024 Nearby, high school volunteers helped children insert the plastic rods and loop in the strings to their creations. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 But that song took on a whole 'nother daylight when Paul Riser added the strings and the horns on it. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 13 Apr. 2024 But even someone of Danna’s pedigree couldn’t avoid the strings that are often attached to fame. Lucas Villa, Allure, 12 Apr. 2024

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“The strings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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