Definition of chordophone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrdəˌfōn/


Music , technical
A stringed instrument.
Example sentences
  • Many European countries adapted this simplest chordophone, adding strings, frets, lengthening or shortening the strings, and changing the body's shape.
  • The piano, dulcimer and the clavichord are examples of chordophones that are struck.
  • Composite chordophones have necks or yokes and their strings can by tuned to different notes during play.

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Syllabification: chor·do·phone

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