saxhorn

saxhorn

/sˈækshɔːɹn/
noun
any of the family of brass instruments that have conical bores and valves

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saxophone

saxophone

/ˈsæksəˌfoʊn/
noun
a curved metal wind instrument that is played by blowing into it while pressing its buttons

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sitar

sitar

/sɪˈtɑɹ/
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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soprano recorder

soprano recorder

/səpɹˈɑːnoʊ ɹɪkˈoːɹdɚ/
noun
a woodwind musical instrument in the most common size that produces a high range of notes

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sousaphone

sousaphone

/ˈsuzəˌfoʊn/
noun
a brass instrument of the tuba family with 4 valves and a very wide bore that is used in American marching bands

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spinet

spinet

/spˈɪnɪt/
noun
an early keyboard instrument similar to a harpsichord with strings set slantwise

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steel drum

steel drum

/stˈiːl dɹˈʌm/
noun
a percussion instrument originally from Trinidad and Tobago that consists of a concave metal oil container which is beaten in differnet places to produce various notes

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stringed instrument

stringed instrument

/stɹˈɪŋɡd ˈɪnstɹəmənt/
noun
any musical instruments that can produce sound when its strings are touched or struck

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stylophone

stylophone

/stˈaɪləfˌoʊn/
noun
a small electronic keyboard producing a buzzing sound when a stylus touches its metal keys

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synthesizer

synthesizer

/ˈsɪnθəˌsaɪzɝ/
noun
an electronic musical instrument that produces the sounds of other instruments

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tabor

tabor

/ˈteɪbɝ/
noun
a small drum used in the past with a calfskin membrane, typically played by one hand

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tambourine

tambourine

/ˌtæmbɝˈin/
noun
a percussion instrument with a round wooden frame, metal discs around its edge and a plastic or skin membrane, played with one hand

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thumb piano

thumb piano

/θˈʌm pɪˈænoʊ/
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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timpani

timpani

/ˈtɪmpəˌni/
noun
a set of kettledrums played in an orchestra

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tin whistle

tin whistle

/tˈɪn wˈɪsəl/
noun
a small woodwind instrument with six holes and a short pipe

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triangle

triangle

/ˈtɹaɪˌæŋɡəɫ/
noun
a percussion instrument which is basically a steel rod formed into an open triangle, producing sound when hit by a metal bar

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trombone

trombone

/tɹɑmˈboʊn/
noun
a wind instrument consisting of a wide hollow end and a sliding metal tube formed like the letter U

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trumpet

trumpet

/ˈtɹəmpət/
noun
a musical instrument with a curved metal tube and one wide end, which is played by blowing into it while pressing and releasing its three buttons

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tuba

tuba

/ˈtubə/
noun
a large wind instrument with a curved tube and a wide bore that produces the lowest pitches in the brass family

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tubular bells

tubular bells

/tˈuːbjʊlɚ bˈɛlz/
noun
a percussion instrument consisted of a row of suspended metal tubes that produce a sound similar to that of a bell when hit by a bar

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vibraphone

vibraphone

/vˈaɪbɹɐfˌoʊn/
noun
an electronic percussion instrument with two rows of metal bars that the player hits and a motor-driven vane that produces a vibrato effect, especially used in jazz

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viol

viol

/vˈaɪəl/
noun
an early string instrument like a violin with six strings that is played by a bow

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viola

viola

/vaɪˈoʊɫə/, /viˈoʊɫə/
noun
a string instrument that is slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower and producing deeper sounds

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violin

violin

/vaɪəˈɫɪn/
noun
a musical instrument with strings, held under the chin and played with a bow

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violoncello

violoncello

/vˌaɪələntʃˈɛloʊ/
noun
a large musical instrument of the violin family, with four strings that are tuned in perfect fifths

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wind instrument

wind instrument

/wˈɪnd ˈɪnstɹəmənt/
noun
a musical instrument the sound of which is produced when the performer blows air into a mouthpiece

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wobbleboard

wobbleboard

/wˈɑːbəlbˌoːɹd/
noun
a musical instrument of Australian origin consisting of a fiberboard, which the performer holds in both hands and flexes to make low sounds

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woodwind

woodwind

/ˈwʊdˌwɪnd/
noun
any musical instrument that is usually made of wood or metal and is played by blowing, such as a flute, clarinet, etc.

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xylophone

xylophone

/ˈzaɪɫəˌfoʊn/
noun
a percussion instrument consisting of a row of wooden bars in different lengths set on a frame, played by a wooden or plastic mallet

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zither

zither

/ˈzɪðɝ/
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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