a musical instrument having strings as the medium of sound production, played with the fingers or with a plectrum or a bow: The guitar, the harp, and the violin are stringed instruments.
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British Dictionary definitions for stringed instrument
any musical instrument in which sound is produced by the vibration of a string across a soundboard or soundboxAlso called: chordophone
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