Share this entry

Share this page

restring

Line breaks: re|string
Pronunciation: /riːˈstrɪŋ
 
/

Definition of restring in English:

verb (past and past participle restrung)

[with object]
1Fit new or different strings to (a musical instrument or sports racket): the harpsichord was restrung in brass
More example sentences
  • Sarah Maultby, York Museums' Trust assistant curator of social history, said the harpsichord has been restrung using brass and iron music wires that are historically accurate.
  • All Mullova did to meet the band was restring her precious Strad with medieval cat gut instead of modern metal, tone it down a tad to baroque standard and borrow an antique-shop bow.
  • It was a good racket to begin with, but my boss didn't like the colour; repainted and restrung it.
2Thread (objects such as beads) on a new string: she had to restring her pearls
More example sentences
  • Once he restrung and polished an old broken ornament to go round Sanjukta's waist - thenceforward the benga patia became indispensable to Odissi.

Definition of restring in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snärf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily