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English definition of “string instrument”

string instrument

noun [C] uk   /ˈstrɪŋˌɪn.strə.mənt/ (also stringed instrument) us  
a musical instrument with a set of strings that vibrate to produce sound when they are pulled, hit, or rubbed with a bow: Guitars, pianos, and cellos are different types of string instrument.String instruments
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