HyperDic: instrumental

English > 2 senses of the word instrumental:
ADJECTIVEpertinstrumentalrelating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments
allinstrumental, implemental, subservientserving or acting as a means or aid
instrumental > pronunciation
Soundsih.nstrahmeh'nahl; ih.nstrahmeh'ntahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > instrumental: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments.
Examples
  • "instrumental compositions"
  • "an instrumental ensemble"
Oppositevocalrelating to or designed for or using the singing voice
Spanishinstrumental
Catalaninstrumental
Nounsmusical instrument, instrumentany of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
English > instrumental: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningServing or acting as a means or aid.
Example"instrumental in solving the crime"
Synonymsimplemental, subservient
BroaderhelpfulProviding assistance or serving a useful function
Spanishinstrumental
Catalaninstrumental
Nounsinstrumentthe means whereby some act is accomplished
instrumentalityan artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
instrumentalitythe quality of being instrumental for some purpose

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