from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Music Having strings. Often used in combination: a six-stringed lute.
  • adj. Music Produced by stringed instruments: stringed chamber music.

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  • adj. Having strings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having strings.
  • adj. Produced by strings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having strings; furnished with strings: as, a stringed instrument.
  • Produced by strings or stringed instruments.
  • Fastened with a string or strings; tied.
  • In heraldry, furnished with a string of any sort, as a cord or ribbon.


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