Definition of Strings

1. Noun. The section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments.

Exact synonyms: String Section
Generic synonyms: Section
Specialized synonyms: Violin Section



Definition of Strings

1. Noun. (plural of string) ¹

2. Noun. (context: music plural) Collectively, the stringed instruments in an orchestra. ¹

3. Noun. (context: plural) Conditions, especially undesirable ones. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strings

1. string [v] - See also: string

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strings

stringification
stringified
stringifies
stringify
stringifying
stringily
stringiness
stringinesses
stringing
stringing together
stringings
stringless
stringlike
stringpiece
stringpieces
strings (current term)
strings attached
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stringy
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stringybark pine
stringybarks
strinkle
strinkled
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strip
strip-Jack-naked
strip-mine
strip-mined
strip-mines

Literary usage of Strings

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The Harp, point is, that in this instrument the strings are not stretched athwart the sounding-board, but stand perpendicular, or else at an acute angle to ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The oldest clavichords extant have no more than two tangents to a note formed by a pair of strings, no longer three. Thus seven paire of strings suffice for ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"is played with the plectrum, on the strings nearest the performer. There are many slight varieties in the make of the instrument, and every professor has ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"(6) The "strings,8 mad* of steel wire, one end of each being fastened to the ... A hammer with-a hard surface leaves the strings immediately after contact ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"47), a duty of 20 per cent ad valorem was imposed on "musical instruments of all kinds, and strings for musical instruments of whip-gut or ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The tuning pins for the black strings arc set in the left side of the neck ... The strings cross half-way between neck and soundboard, this being the point ..."

7. The Story of Notation by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1903)
"These instruments were of many shapes and sizes, but in principle they were all alike: a number of strings of equal or nearly equal ..."

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