Definition of chordophone in English:



technical Music
  • A stringed instrument.

    ‘Many European countries adapted this simplest chordophone, adding strings, frets, lengthening or shortening the strings, and changing the body's shape.’
    • ‘The piano, dulcimer and the clavichord are examples of chordophones that are struck.’
    • ‘Composite chordophones have necks or yokes and their strings can by tuned to different notes during play.’
    • ‘The third group - percussive string instruments chordophones are represented by the hammer dulcimer.’
    • ‘There are many varieties of chordophones, ranging from one-stringed fiddle to 8 or more strings.’



/ˈkôrdəˌfōn/ /ˈkɔrdəˌfoʊn/