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Words Related to Music - Stringed Instruments

Here you will learn some English words related to stringed instruments such as "harp", "cello", and "santur".

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Words Related to Music
autoharp
[noun]
a musical instrument resembling a small harp that employs a button-controlled mechanism for selecting chords
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balalaika
[noun]
a stringed musical instrument from Russian origin with a triangular body and three strings
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banjo
[noun]
a stringed musical instrument with a circular body and a long neck
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bouzouki
[noun]
a stringed musical instrument of Greek origin with a long neck and round body
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bass guitar
[noun]
a type of electric guitar that produces the lowest pitch in the family of guitars
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guzheng
[noun]
a traditional Chinese plucked zither with a long history, characterized by its distinctive sound and unique playing technique
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harp
[noun]
a triangular musical instrument with a row of strings that are stretched vertically, played with the fingers
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Hawaiian guitar
[noun]
a variant of the standard guitar played horizontally across the lap, known for its slack-key tuning and fingerpicking technique
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lute
[noun]
an early stringed instrument with a rounded body and a long neck that is played like a guitar
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mandolin
[noun]
a stringed musical instrument with a curved back and four pairs of metal strings, played with a plectrum
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oud
[noun]
a string instrument with a pear-shaped body, 11 strings and a short neck that is fretless
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psaltery
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a stringed musical instrument featuring a flat wooden soundboard with strings stretched across it, traditionally played by plucking or striking the strings
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cello
[noun]
a large musical instrument of the violin family that is held upright and is played by pulling a bow across its strings
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Celtic harp
[noun]
a small harp that is used in Irish or Scottish folk music
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cimbalom
[noun]
a large musical instrument with a trapezoidal box or board in which strings are stretched, played by fingers or two small hammers
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santur
[noun]
a traditional Persian hammered dulcimer, known for its distinctive sound produced by striking strings with small hammers, often used in Middle Eastern and Persian music
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sarod
[noun]
a fretless stringed musical instrument from India, known for its deep, resonant sound and intricate melodies, commonly used in Hindustani classical music
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sitar
[noun]
a stringed instrument of the Indian origin with a round body, long neck and two sets of metal strings that are plucked to make sound
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cittern
[noun]
a stringed instrument that was popular during the Renaissance with a pear-shaped body and a neck that was thicker under the treble strings
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tanpura
[noun]
a traditional Indian stringed instrument used for providing a continuous drone in Indian classical music, known for its rich and meditative sound
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ukulele
[noun]
a small, four-stringed musical instrument resembling a guitar, originating from Hawaii
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veena
[noun]
a traditional Indian plucked string instrument with a long neck and resonating body, known for its rich and melodic sound, commonly used in Indian classical music
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viola
[noun]
a string instrument that is slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower and producing deeper sounds
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violin
[noun]
a musical instrument that we play by holding it under our chin and moving a bow across its strings
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zither
[noun]
a stringed instrument used in folk music consisting of a flat thin body and many strings stretched across that is played by fingers or a plectrum
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hurdy-gurdy
[noun]
a musical instrument played by turning a handle and pressing keys that make a wheel turn against the strings and create a tune
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kora
[noun]
a West African string instrument with a round body and 21 strings that is played like a harp and is similar to the lute
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lyre
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a small U-shaped string instrument similar to the harp originated in ancient Greece
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thumb piano
[noun]
any of the group of African musical instruments with a row of narrow metal pieces that is hold in the hands and played with the thumbs
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viol
[noun]
an early string instrument similar to a violin, typically featuring six strings and played with a bow
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violoncello
[noun]
a large musical instrument of the violin family, with four strings that are tuned in perfect fifths
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double bass
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the largest member of the violin family in the modern symphony orchestra that produces the lowest pitch
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guitar
[noun]
a musical instrument, usually with six strings, that we play by pulling the strings with our fingers or with a plectrum
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electric guitar
[noun]
a guitar capable of converting the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses using a pickup
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dulcimer
[noun]
a stringed musical instrument with a trapezoidal board or box that is played by hitting the metal strings with a pair of light hammers
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marxophone
[noun]
a unique, vintage musical instrument with a small keyboard and metal strings that are struck with hammers, producing a tinkling and bell-like sound
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crwth
[noun]
a historical, bowed musical instrument from Wales, characterized by its boxy shape, multiple strings, and unique playing technique
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Pikasso guitar
[noun]
a unique multi-neck guitar with intricate string arrangements, designed by luthier Linda Manzer
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musical saw
[noun]
a saw that is used as a musical instrument, played by a bow and bent to produce different notes
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musical saw
[noun]
a saw that is used as a musical instrument, played by a bow and bent to produce different notes
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rubab
[noun]
a traditional plucked musical instrument from Afghanistan, known for its pear-shaped body, resonant sound, and intricate melodies
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steel guitar
[noun]
a type of guitar played horizontally, typically with a metal slide or bar to fret the strings, producing a characteristic sliding sound
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