Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In musical instruments of the lute and zither classes, a strip of hard wood, provided with frets, against which some or all of the strings can be stopped so as to alter the pitch of their tones. In the violin and similar instruments frets are now unusual, and the analogous part is called the finger-board.

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Examples

  • Naitachal shook him - self and tightened his grip on the fret-board.

    Fortress Of Frost And Fire

  • "Why " a return to civilized and warm lands, where onion is used very sparingly indeed in an occasional jar of pickle, where a Bard's fingers do not freeze upon the strings and the fret-board, and where there are White Elves in tav - erns such as the Moonstone to give a difficult time.

    Fortress Of Frost And Fire

  • Naitachal shook himself and tightened his grip on the fret-board.

    Fortress Of Frost And Fire

  • It was differently designed, too, being much longer, with a double fret-board and no less than nineteen strings.

    Stradella

  • Finally, the audience watched eagerly as Rice interrogated a bass, running a drill-mounted paint stripper with long bristles against the fret-board, drawing a hideous grumble from the poor instrument.

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  • Blackstien's latest guitar has a body carved from alder, with a maple neck and ebony fret-board.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Instead, the 26-year-old started a company based on a new idea: have lights in the fret-board that would light up to show which notes to play.

    Tech Beat - BusinessWeek

  • "Why-a return to civilized and warm lands, where onion is used very sparingly indeed in an occasional jar of pickle, where a Bard's fingers do not freeze upon the strings and the fret-board, and where there are White Elves in taverns such as the Moonstone to give a difficult time.

    Fortress Of Frost And Fire

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