stringed instrument

a musical instrument having strings as the medium of sound production, played with the fingers or with a plectrum or a bow: The guitar, the harp, and the violin are stringed instruments. Unabridged
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stringed instrument
Also called: chordophone any musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration of a string across a soundboard or soundbox

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Learn the basics of playing a stringed instrument with the ukulele.
Students in fourth and fifth grades have the opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument.
They also used another stringed instrument, of a triangular form.
Most of them could play any kind of wind instrument or stringed instrument.
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