Instruments 41 words

  1. dance band
    a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
    -He played the trumpet in a dance band.
  2. instrument
    the means whereby some act is accomplished
    Playing an instrumentrnrnWhen speaking generally about playing musical instruments, the is usually used before the name of the instrument:rn-She decided to take up (=start learning to play) the flute.
  3. bass drum
    a large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  4. cello
    a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
    The is not used when two or more instruments are mentioned:rn-She teaches violin, cello and piano.
  5. woodwind
    any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
    Describing instrumentsrnrnThere are four sections of instruments in an orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.
  6. bassist
    a musician who play the bass viol
    -The South African drummer, Louis MoholornrnIf there is no special word, you use player after the name of the instrument:rn-the quartet's viola playerrnrnWhen talking about pop music or jazz, people often use player even when there is a word for the person like saxophonist or bassist:rn-a brilliant young saxophone playerrn-We're looking for a new bass player.
  7. soloist
    a musician who performs a solo
    A soloist plays it:rn-a very accomplished violin soloistrn-I love the saxophone solo in this song.
  8. bassoon
    a double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family
    In a piece of music written for a group of instruments, each has a different part to play:rn-There are parts for oboe and bassoon.
  9. oboe
    a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
    In a piece of music written for a group of instruments, each has a different part to play:rn-There are parts for oboe and bassoon.
  10. piece of music
    a musical work that has been created
    In a piece of music written for a group of instruments, each has a different part to play:rn-There are parts for oboe and bassoon.
  11. classical music
    traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    In an orchestra playing classical music, first, second and principal are used with certain instruments to describe a player's position or importance:rn-She plays first horn in the National Children's Orchestra.
  12. musical instrument
    any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    Playing an instrumentrnrnWhen speaking generally about playing musical instruments, the is usually used before the name of the instrument:rn-She decided to take up (=start learning to play) the flute.
  13. viola
    a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
    -The South African drummer, Louis MoholornrnIf there is no special word, you use player after the name of the instrument:rn-the quartet's viola playerrnrnWhen talking about pop music or jazz, people often use player even when there is a word for the person like saxophonist or bassist:rn-a brilliant young saxophone playerrn-We're looking for a new bass player.
  14. clarinet
    a single-reed instrument with a straight tube
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  15. percussion
    the act of exploding a percussion cap
    Describing instrumentsrnrnThere are four sections of instruments in an orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.
  16. solo
    any activity that is performed alone without assistance
    A solo is a part for one instrument playing alone.
  17. guitar
    a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
    The is not usually used when you are talking about pop or jazz musicians:rn-Eric Clapton on guitarrn-Miles Davis played trumpet.
  18. jazz
    a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
    The is not usually used when you are talking about pop or jazz musicians:rn-Eric Clapton on guitarrn-Miles Davis played trumpet.
  19. flute
    a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    Playing an instrumentrnrnWhen speaking generally about playing musical instruments, the is usually used before the name of the instrument:rn-She decided to take up (=start learning to play) the flute.
  20. adjective
    the word class that qualifies nouns
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  21. violin
    bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    The is not used when two or more instruments are mentioned:rn-She teaches violin, cello and piano.
  22. preposition
    a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word
    The preposition on is used to say who is playing which instrument:rn-The recording features James Galway on the flute.
  23. concerto
    a composition for orchestra and a soloist
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  24. quartet
    a musical composition for four performers
    -The South African drummer, Louis MoholornrnIf there is no special word, you use player after the name of the instrument:rn-the quartet's viola playerrnrnWhen talking about pop music or jazz, people often use player even when there is a word for the person like saxophonist or bassist:rn-a brilliant young saxophone playerrn-We're looking for a new bass player.
  25. drummer
    someone who plays a drum
    -The South African drummer, Louis MoholornrnIf there is no special word, you use player after the name of the instrument:rn-the quartet's viola playerrnrnWhen talking about pop music or jazz, people often use player even when there is a word for the person like saxophonist or bassist:rn-a brilliant young saxophone playerrn-We're looking for a new bass player.
  26. trumpet
    a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
    -He played the trumpet in a dance band.
  27. tenor
    the adult male singing voice above baritone
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  28. noun
    a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  29. describe
    give a description of
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  30. principal
    most important element
    In an orchestra playing classical music, first, second and principal are used with certain instruments to describe a player's position or importance:rn-She plays first horn in the National Children's Orchestra.
  31. musician
    someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    The is not usually used when you are talking about pop or jazz musicians:rn-Eric Clapton on guitarrn-Miles Davis played trumpet.
  32. specific
    stated explicitly or in detail
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  33. brilliant
    full of light; shining intensely
    -The South African drummer, Louis MoholornrnIf there is no special word, you use player after the name of the instrument:rn-the quartet's viola playerrnrnWhen talking about pop music or jazz, people often use player even when there is a word for the person like saxophonist or bassist:rn-a brilliant young saxophone playerrn-We're looking for a new bass player.
  34. accompanied
    having companions or an escort
    -She sang and he accompanied her on the piano.
  35. accomplish
    to gain with effort
    A soloist plays it:rn-a very accomplished violin soloistrn-I love the saxophone solo in this song.
  36. section
    one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
    Describing instrumentsrnrnThere are four sections of instruments in an orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.
  37. accompany
    go or travel along with
    -She sang and he accompanied her on the piano.
  38. feature
    a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    The preposition on is used to say who is playing which instrument:rn-The recording features James Galway on the flute.
  39. practice
    a customary way of operation or behavior
    Specific adjectives are used before the names of musical instruments to describe the type of instrument it is:rn-a tenor saxophonern-a bass drumrn-a classical guitarrnrnThe names of instruments are used like adjectives before nouns:rn-a clarinet lessonrn-Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1rn-She's going to do her cello practice.
  40. mention
    make reference to
    The is not used when two or more instruments are mentioned:rn-She teaches violin, cello and piano.
  41. record
    anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    The preposition on is used to say who is playing which instrument:rn-The recording features James Galway on the flute.