string noun definition in Musical instruments topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Musical instruments topic
1 [countable] a tightly stretched piece of wire, nylon, or catgut on a musical instrument, that produces a musical note when the instrument is played2 the strings [plural] the group of musical instruments in an orchestra that have strings, for example violins; the people who play them The opening theme is taken up by the strings.