Words Related to Music

Words Related to Music - Musical Instruments 1

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Here you will learn some English words related to musical instruments, such as "bugle", "banjo", and "agogo".
accordion
accordionnoun

a box-like musical instrument that is held in both hands and is played by squeezing and stretching it while pressing its keys

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agogo
agogonoun

a Latin and African musical instrument consisting of one or multiple bells that are played by hitting them with a wooden piece

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alpenhorn
alpenhornnoun

a 12-feet-long wooden horn that was originally used by Swiss herdsmen for signaling in the Alps

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autoharp
autoharpnoun

a musical instrument resembling a small harp that employs a button-controlled mechanism for selecting chords

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bagpipe
bagpipenoun

a woodwind instrument with a reed and several sticks, played by squeezing a bag and blowing through one of its pipes, originated from Scotland

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balafon
balafonnoun

a large xylophone that is used in Western African music and uses hollow gourds as resonators

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balalaika
balalaikanoun

a stringed musical instrument from Russian origin with a triangular body and three strings

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banjo
banjonoun

a stringed musical instrument with a circular body and a long neck

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barrel organ
barrel organnoun

a mechanical musical instrument which produces a particular tune by turning a handle

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bassoon
bassoonnoun

a woodwind instrument of the oboe family consisting of a long wooden tube and a double reed

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bouzouki
bouzoukinoun

a stringed musical instrument of Greek origin with a long neck and round body

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brass
brassnoun

any musical instrument that is made of metal, such as the trombone and the trumpet

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bugle
buglenoun

a brass instrument resembling a small trumpet, without any valves or keys, used for military calls

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castanets
castanetsnoun

(plural) percussion instruments consisting of a pair of small shells made of wood, ivory or plastic that are fastened to the thumb and clicked together using the fingers

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celesta
celestanoun

a musical instrument with a small keyboard in which hammers hit a row of steel plates, producing a bell-like sound

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cello
cellonoun

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
Celtic harpnoun

a small harp that is used in Irish or Scottish folk music

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cimbalom
cimbalomnoun

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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cittern
citternnoun

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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clarinet
clarinetnoun

a musical instrument with a mouthpiece and keys, which is played by blowing into it

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clavichord
clavichordnoun

a Western European keyboard instrument producing soft tones, especially used in the 18th century

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concertina
concertinanoun

a small polygonal instrument that resembles an accordion which is played by pressing keys and pulling and pushing its sides

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conga drum
conga drumnoun

a single-barreled drum that is tall and narrow and is beaten by hands, from Cuban origin

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cor anglais
cor anglaisnoun

a woodwind instrument like an oboe that has a lower pitch and larger size

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cornet
cornetnoun

a brass instrument like a small trumpet that produces a mellower tone

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cornetto
cornettonoun

an early wind instrument with a cup-shaped mouthpiece, a conical tube and holes that are covered by the fingers

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crotales
crotalesnoun

a percussion instrument consisting of small brass or bronze disks, or cymbals, hit with hard mallets each producing a different note

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cymbal
cymbalnoun

a percussion instrument in the form of a round metal plate that is played either by hitting a pair together or hitting one with a drumstick

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descant recorder
descant recordernoun

a woodwind musical instrument in the most common size that produces a high range of notes

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didgeridoo
didgeridoonoun

an Australian wind instrument consisting of a large bamboo or wooden tube that is played by blowing while using circular breathing technique

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double bass
double bassnoun

the largest member of the violin family in the modern symphony orchestra that produces the lowest pitch

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drum
drumnoun

a musical instrument consisting of a hollow, round frame with plastic or skin stretched tightly across one or both ends, played by hitting it with sticks or hands

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drum machine
drum machinenoun

an electronic musical instrument that stimulates percussion sounds, drum beats and patterns

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drum pad
drum padnoun

an electronic musical instrument that simulates the sound of a drum kit when hit by a drumstick

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dulcimer
dulcimernoun

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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English horn
English hornnoun

a woodwind instrument like an oboe that has a lower pitch and larger size

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euphonium
euphoniumnoun

a large brass instrument resembling a small tuba that has 3 or 4 valves and produces a tenor voice

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fiddle
fiddlenoun

a bowed string musical instrument that is placed under the chin to be played, usually used in folk music

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fife
fifenoun

a small high-pitched flute with six or eight finger holes that is played along with drums in a military band

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flugelhorn
flugelhornnoun

a brass instrument resembling a small trumpet with a larger bore and a mellower tone

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flute
flutenoun

a tube-like musical instrument that is played by blowing over a hole while covering and uncovering its other holes

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French horn
French hornnoun

a brass instrument with a curl in its tube and a flared bore that is played by valves

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fuzzbox
fuzzboxnoun

‌a device that is used to give a distortion to the sound produced by an electric guitar or other instruments

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