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fret

noun [C]     /fret/
any of the small raised metal bars across the long, thin part of a stringed musical instrument such as a guitar, that show you where to put your fingers on the strings in order to produce different notesString instruments fretted     /ˈfret.ɪd/ US  /ˈfret̬-/ adjective Guitars and lutes are fretted musical instruments.String instruments
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