Definition of 'musical instrument'
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They fence and play musical instruments and hike. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They can play musical instruments and they can dance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The show follows various celebrities as they dust off musical instruments they played in their youth. The Sun (2006)The only other activity that produced a similar effect was playing a musical instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was as if he was playing a musical instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Examples of learning include mending a bike or trying to play a musical instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a musical instrument you can play as you move around it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Common bucket list hopes include flying a plane, speaking a foreign language and playing a musical instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I could not play a musical instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A correct answer is most likely to come from one of that fairly limited number of people who learn to play a musical instrument. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)It's going well, but singing is like playing a musical instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2008) One sold musical instruments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For employees who would rather exercise their vocal cords than learn to play a musical instrument, there's the company choir to consider. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's a whole new approach to musical instruments and to get it right I had to set up a company. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'musical instrument'
British English: musical instrument /ˈmjuːzɪkl ˈɪnstrəmənt/ NOUN
A musical instrument is an object such as a piano, guitar, or violin which you play in order to produce music.
The drum is one of the oldest musical instruments.
- American English: musical instrument
- Arabic: آلَةٌ مُوسِيقِيَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: instrumento musical
- Chinese: 乐器
- Croatian: glazbeni instrument
- Czech: hudební nástroj
- Danish: musikinstrument
- Dutch: muziekinstrument
- European Spanish: instrumento musical
- Finnish: soitin
- French: instrument de musique
- German: Musikinstrument
- Greek: μουσικό όργανο
- Italian: strumento musicale
- Japanese: 楽器
- Korean: 악기
- Norwegian: musikkinstrument
- Polish: instrument muzyczny
- European Portuguese: instrumento musical
- Romanian: instrument muzical
- Russian: музыкальный инструмент
- Spanish: instrumento musical
- Swedish: musikinstrument
- Thai: เครื่องดนตรี
- Turkish: müzik aleti
- Ukrainian: музичний інструмент
- Vietnamese: nhạc cụ
Definition of musical instrument from the Collins English Dictionary
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