HyperDic: musical_instrument

English > 1 sense of the expression musical instrument:
NOUNartifactmusical instrument, instrumentany of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
English > musical instrument: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds.
Synonyminstrument
Narrowerbarrel organ, grind organ, hand organA musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs
bassThe member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
calliope, steam organA musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles played from a keyboard
electronic instrument, electronic musical instrumentA musical instrument that generates sounds electronically
hurdy gurdy, hurdy-gurdy, wheel fiddleA stringed instrument that produces sounds by means of a wheel that rubs against the strings
jew's harp, jews' harp, mouth bowA small lyre-shaped musical instrument that is placed between the teeth and played by twanging a wire tongue while changing the shape of the mouth cavity
keyboard instrumentA musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard
music box, musical boxproduces music by means of pins on a revolving cylinder that strike the tuned teeth of a comb-like metal plate
percussion instrument, percussive instrumentA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
stringed instrumentA musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
wind instrument, windA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishinstrumento musical, instrumento
Catalaninstrument musical, instrument
Adjectivesinstrumentalrelating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments

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