chordophone

Definitions of chordophone
  1. noun
    a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
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    balalaika
    a stringed instrument that has a triangular body and three strings
    harp
    a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
    lute
    chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard
    mandolin
    a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
    aeolian harp, aeolian lyre, wind harp
    a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them
    lyre
    a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment
    mandola
    an early type of mandolin
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    stringed instrument
    a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
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