bowed stringed instrument

Definitions of bowed stringed instrument
  1. noun
    stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    synonyms: string
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    bass fiddle, bass viol, bull fiddle, contrabass, double bass, string bass
    largest and lowest member of the violin family
    cello, violoncello
    a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
    any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
    a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
    fiddle, 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
    a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family
    a violin made by a member of the Guarneri family
    Strad, Stradavarius
    a violin made by Antonio Stradivari or a member of his family
    viola da braccio
    a member of the viol family with approximately the range of a viola
    bass viol, gamba, viola da gamba
    viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
    viola d'amore
    viol that is the tenor of the viol family
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    stringed instrument
    a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
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