What is string?

  • (noun): Stringed instruments that are played with a bow.
    Synonyms: bowed stringed instrument
    See also — Additional definitions below


String is a flexible piece of rope or twine which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects.

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Some articles on string:

... A G-string (alternatively gee-string or gee string) is a type of thong underwear or swimsuit, a narrow piece of cloth, leather, or plastic, that covers or holds the genitals, passes between the ... The two terms G-string and thong are often used interchangeably however, they can refer to different pieces of clothing ...
Twelve-string Guitar - Design - Nashville Tuning
... The Nashville Tuning attempts to emulate the chorus, or jangle-like quality of the 12-string guitar on a 6-string guitar by tuning the last 4 strings an octave higher ... This is normally achieved by using the higher octave string for those four courses from a 12-string set ... studios to double-track an existing guitar to achieve a natural 12-string effect ...
Daniel Jones (composer) - Chronological List of Works
1944 Cloud Messenger, orchestra 1944-5 Symphony No 1946 ... Solo Cello Sonata 1946 String Quartet No 1947 ... Miscellany, 20 pieces for small orchestra 1947 Sonata for Three Non-Chromatic ...
Twelve-string Guitar - Design
... The strings are placed in courses of two strings each that are usually played together ... The two strings in each bass course are normally tuned an octave apart, while each pair of strings in the treble courses are tuned in unison ... The tuning of the second string in the third course (G) varies some players use a unison string while others prefer the distinctive high-pitched, bell-like quality an octave string makes in this ...
Kashmir (song) - Overview - Music
... Plant later added the middle section and in early 1974 Jones added the string parts ... Page adopted an alternative guitar tuning the strings are tuned to 'Open Dsus4' or DADGAD ... Orchestral brass and strings with electric guitar and mellotron strings appear in the song ...

More definitions of "string":

  • (verb): Add as if on a string.
    Example: "String these ideas together"; "string up these songs and you'll have a musical"
    Synonyms: string up
  • (noun): A necklace made by a stringing objects together.
    Example: "A string of beads"
    Synonyms: chain, strand
  • (noun): A linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases).
  • (noun): A collection of objects threaded on a single strand.
  • (verb): Provide with strings.
    Example: "String my guitar"
  • (noun): A tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed.
  • (noun): A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding.
    Example: "A string of islands"
    Synonyms: train
  • (verb): Remove the stringy parts of.
    Example: "String beans"
  • (noun): A lightweight cord.
    Synonyms: twine
  • (verb): Stretch out or arrange like a string.
  • (verb): String together; tie or fasten with a string.
    Example: "String the package"
  • (verb): Thread on or as if on a string.
    Example: "String pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"
    Synonyms: thread, draw

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