Translation of "instrumental" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˌɪn.strəˈmen.təl/ us /ˌɪn.strəˈmen.t̬əl/

instrumental adjective (INFLUENCE)

[ after verb ] formal If someone or something is instrumental in a process, plan, or system, that person or thing is one of the most important influences in causing it to happen.

She was instrumental in bringing about the prison reform act. 监狱改革条例得以出台多亏她大力促成。

instrumental adjective (MUSIC)

involving only musical instruments, and no singing

instrumental music 器乐
an instrumental piece/arrangement 器乐曲/器乐编曲

instrumentalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɪn.strəˈmen.təl/ us /ˌɪn.strəˈmen.t̬əl/

a piece of music without singing


(Translation of “instrumental” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)