nounMusic , technical
A stringed instrument.
- 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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