Words nearby stringed
Definition for stringed (2 of 2)
- stringed instruments, especially those played with a bow.
- players on such instruments in an orchestra or band.
- a stroke made by each player from the head of the table to the opposite cushion and back, to determine, by means of the resultant positions of the cue balls, who shall open the game.
- Also called string line. a line from behind which the cue ball is placed after being out of play.
verb (used with object), strung; strung or (Rare) stringed; string·ing.
- to adjust the string of (a bow) or tighten the strings of (a musical instrument) to the required pitch.
- to equip (a bow or instrument) with new strings.
verb (used without object), strung; strung or (Rare) stringed; string·ing.
- to be in agreement; follow with confidence: He found he couldn't string along with all their modern notions.
- to keep (a person) waiting or in a state of uncertainty.
- to deceive; cheat; trick.
- to extend; stretch out: The parade strung out for miles.
- to prolong: The promised three days strung out to six weeks.
Origin of string
OTHER WORDS FROM stringstring·less, adjectivestring·like, adjectivere·string, verb, re·strung, re·string·ing.
Examples from the Web for stringed
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre.
Are there no itinerant bands; no wind or stringed instruments?American Notes for General Circulation|Charles Dickens
The stringed instruments can, of course, be tuned to any pitch; but the brass and wood-wind instruments are not so adjustable.Piano Tuning|J. Cree Fischer
Close by us is a band of musicians with stringed instruments, who charm us with their delightful melodies.Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera|Charles M. Taylor, Jr.
They have also a kind of clarinet, three or four different sorts of trumpets, and a stringed instrument not unlike a violoncello.
British Dictionary definitions for stringed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for stringed (2 of 2)
- violins, violas, cellos, and double basses collectively
- the section of a symphony orchestra constituted by such instruments
verb strings, stringing or strung (strʌŋ)
Derived forms of stringstringlike, adjective
Word Origin for string
Idioms and Phrases with stringed
In addition to the idioms beginning with string
- string along
- string out
- strings attached
- string together
- string up
- harp on (one string)
- no strings attached
- on a shoestring
- on a string
- pull strings
- purse strings
- tied to apron strings
- two strings to one's bow