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sympathetic string

noun
1.
a thin wire string, as in various obsolete musical instruments, designed to vibrate sympathetically with the bowed or plucked strings to reinforce the sound.
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  • The shortest sympathetic string is raised by a protuberance on the bridge so that it can be struck in isolation.

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