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 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 Tucked back behind the strings, even McDermott blends in with the ensemble, adding to the sublimity of the whole sound. Sheila Regan, Twin Cities, 5 Apr. 2024 McDermott herself makes her piano chime at times in the piece, while the strings employ harmonics, minor seconds, pizzicato in music that moves between a sense of awe and feeling of danger. Sheila Regan, Twin Cities, 5 Apr. 2024 Then at the 20-minute mark, the band receded to a hush as Loueke struck the strings with soft, meticulous notes, accompanied by rhythmic clicking scatting, a moment of sheer exhilaration by restraint, as Blanchard, decked out in glittery sneakers, shuffling around in admiration. Journal Sentinel, 3 Apr. 2024 Otherwise, the strings unfolded with long, straight deliberate brushstrokes that grew thicker and darker. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 All the ivory keys remain in place, and none of the strings were broken. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2024

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“The strings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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