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musical instrument


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  • n. A device, object, contrivance or machine used to produce musical notes or sounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds


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  • This is the only kind of musical instrument which my people have, and it is only used for this antelope-charming.

    Life Among The Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims

  • ┬áThe pfenix landed on the center of the musical instrument that the third girl was playing.

    Son of a Witch

  • + The triangle (shalishim), (1 Samuel 18: 6) a musical instrument

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • The "tabour" or "tabor" was a musical instrument of the drum type which with the pipe formed the band of a country village.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • In the order of nature a distinction is made between natural and acquired habits (habitus innatus, and habitus acquisitus), to distinguish between natural instincts, such, for instance, as are common to the brute creation, and acquired habits such as we develop by practice, for instance skill in playing a musical instrument etc.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • You have seen the musical instrument called a sticcado.


  • It is impossible to say positively with what instrument the nebel of the Hebrew exactly corresponded, From the fact that nebel in Hebrew also signifies a wine-bottle or skin it has been conjectured that the term when applied to a musical instrument denotes a kind of bagpipe.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Notwithstanding the general rude culture, the Moxos proper and Baure excelled in hammock-weaving, boat-making, pottery, and music, their favorite musical instrument being a sort of pan-pipes sometimes six feet in length.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Joseph Elsner, the son of a cabinet and musical instrument maker at Grottkau, in Silesia, was born on June 1, 1769.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • Al-Yeduthun, in Pss. lxii and lxxvii (lxi and lxxvi), where the preposition al might lead one to interpret Yeduthun as a musical instrument or a tune.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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