chordophone


chordophone
/kawr"deuh fohn'/, n.
a stringed instrument of a group including the harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers.
[1935-40; CHORD1 + -O- + -PHONE]

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      any of a class of musical instruments in which a stretched, vibrating string produces the initial sound. The five basic types are bows, harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers. The name chordophone replaces the term stringed instrument when a precise, acoustically based designation is required. Compare aerophone; electrophone; idiophone; membranophone.

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