Definition of string adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//strɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//strɪŋ//
    [only before noun] Musical instruments
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    musical instrument
  1. 1consisting of musical instruments that have strings; connected with these musical instruments a string quartet a string player See related entries: Musical instruments
  2. made of string
  3. 2made of string or something like string a string bag/vest
  4. Word OriginOld English streng (noun), of Germanic origin; related to German Strang, also to strong. The verb (dating from late Middle English) is first recorded in the senses ‘arrange in a row’ and ‘fit with a string’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: string