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first string

Syllabification: first string

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of first string in English:

noun

Sports
1The best players on a team, the ones that normally play the most.
1.1The best or most talented individuals in any endeavor.

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Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
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