Definition of chordophone in English:


Syllabification: chor·do·phone
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrdəˌfōn


Music , • technical
  • A stringed instrument.
    More 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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