Definition of "stringed instrument" []

  • An instrument, such as a violin, viola, cello, or double bass, in which sound is produced by plucking, striking, or bowing taut strings. (noun)

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Use "stringed instrument" in a sentence
  • "Ps. lxi (lx) has Al Neginath in its title, and was perhaps to be sung with one stringed instrument only."
  • "The odd-shaped one Helva identified, after a moment's reflection, as an ancient stringed instrument called a guitar."