chordophone
(KOR-dah-fone)


[Eng.]


Generic term used for stringed instruments. Technically it refers to an instrument that is sounded by bowing, plucking, or striking a string that is stretched between two fixed points.


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Shankar: Bhimpalesi
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Traditional: South Indian. Thumri (Vina)
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