Words Related to Music

Words Related to Music - Musical Instrument 3

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Here you will learn some English words related to musical instruments, such as "spinet", "sitar", and "saxhorn".
saxhorn
saxhornnoun

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

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saxophone
saxophonenoun

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

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sitar
sitarnoun

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 recordernoun

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

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sousaphone
sousaphonenoun

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
spinetnoun

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

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steel drum
steel drumnoun

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 instrumentnoun

any musical instruments that can produce sound when its strings are touched or struck

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stylophone
stylophonenoun

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

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synthesizer
synthesizernoun

an electronic musical instrument that produces the sounds of other instruments

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tabor
tabornoun

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

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tambourine
tambourinenoun

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 pianonoun

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
timpaninoun

a set of kettledrums played in an orchestra

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tin whistle
tin whistlenoun

a small woodwind instrument with six holes and a short pipe

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triangle
trianglenoun

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
trombonenoun

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

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trumpet
trumpetnoun

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
tubanoun

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 bellsnoun

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
vibraphonenoun

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
violnoun

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

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viola
violanoun

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

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violin
violinnoun

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

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violoncello
violoncellonoun

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

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wind instrumentnoun

a musical instrument the sound of which is produced when the performer blows air into a mouthpiece

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wobbleboard
wobbleboardnoun

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
woodwindnoun

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
xylophonenoun

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
zithernoun

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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