string instrument

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string instrument (plural string instruments)

  1. (music) A musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings.

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  • Judging by Google search "string instrument" seems to have about ten times as much usage as "stringed instrument", whereas in Google Ngram "stringed instrument" gets twice the hits of "string instrument". Compared to each, "chordophone" is relatively rare.

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