musical instrument

musical instrument

noun
any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds 
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musical instrument

any device for producing a musical sound. The principal types of such instruments, classified by the method of producing sound, are percussion, stringed, keyboard, wind, and electronic

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