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string band

noun
1.
a band consisting of stringed instruments
2.
an informal name for string orchestra
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  • The string band struck the preliminary cords of the gavotte.

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • The gay strains of a string band enlivened the scene as he entered.

    When Dreams Come True Ritter Brown
  • The pulleys are located as shown and connected with a string band.

  • A string band was playing a ragtime tune when they entered the restaurant.

    The Phantom Lover Ruby M. Ayres
  • In this passage Wagner divides the string band into no less than fifteen parts.

  • Music came out of the darkness,—the music of a string band with cymbals.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • If the village is a rich one, there is usually a string band as well.

  • The string band in the orchestra was playing with seductive skill.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • She had a brass band from Springfield and a string band from Worcester.

    Bessie's Fortune Mary J. Holmes
  • The sound of a string band drifted down to him, and then laughter—cultured, high-toned laughter that grated on his nerves.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild

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