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string

noun (MUSIC)    /strɪŋ/
B2 [C] a thin wire that is stretched across a musical instrument and is used to produce a range of notes depending on its thickness, length, and tightness: A violin has four strings. Guitar strings nowadays are made from steel or nylon. You can pluck the strings on a guitar with your fingers or a plectrum. a twelve-string guitarString instruments strings [plural] the group of instruments that have strings and are played with a bow or with the fingers, or the players in a musical group who play these instruments: I prefer his compositions for strings. He played the cello and joined the strings in the school orchestra.String instruments
(Definition of string noun (MUSIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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