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stringnoun

 us   /strɪŋ/

string noun (CORD)

[C/U] a thin length of cord: [U] a piece of string

string noun (MUSIC)

[C] a thin wire or cord that is stretched across a musical instrument and produces musical notes when pulled or hit: Guitar strings are made from steel or nylon. [C] The strings in an orchestra is a group of instruments that produce sound with strings: Violins, cellos, and double basses are all strings.

string noun (SET)

[C] a set of objects joined together in a row on a single cord or thread: a string of pearls

string noun (SERIES)

[C] a series of related things or events: He told the committee a string of lies. Her new novel is the latest in a string of successes.

stringverb [T]

 us   /strɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle strung  /strʌŋ/ )

string verb [T] (ATTACH CORD)

to attach a length of string or something similar by the ends, so that the middle hangs: They strung ribbons of bright paper around the room in preparation for the party.

string verb [T] (JOIN IN SET)

to put a thread or cord through each of a set of things: The child sat on the floor, stringing wooden beads. fig. I can just barely string together (= say) a couple of sentences in Japanese.
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