Translation of "instrumental" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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instrumentaladjective

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.

起作用的;有帮助的
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

用乐器演奏的,器乐的
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

器乐曲

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