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string band

noun
1.
a band consisting of stringed instruments
2.
an informal name for string orchestra
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  • Late in the evening the officers of the regiment, with the string band, started on a serenading expedition.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • The gay strains of a string band enlivened the scene as he entered.

    When Dreams Come True Ritter Brown
  • There is a little shelter set in the brow of the Leas, wherein, during the winter season, a string band plays.

    The Sea Lady Herbert George Wells
  • The pulleys are located as shown and connected with a string band.

  • Music came out of the darkness,—the music of a string band with cymbals.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • In this passage Wagner divides the string band into no less than fifteen parts.

  • A string band was playing a ragtime tune when they entered the restaurant.

    The Phantom Lover Ruby M. Ayres
  • The string band in the orchestra was playing with seductive skill.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
  • A full brass and string band often assists the choir of this church—and the choir—I may add—is a remarkably good one.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • She had a brass band from Springfield and a string band from Worcester.

    Bessie's Fortune Mary J. Holmes

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