a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers.
a family of instruments that produce sound by the vibration of strings
A musical instrument that makes its sound by a vibrating string.
World music classification for instruments that produce sound from a vibrating string stretched between two points which is bowed, struck or plucked. The most common Western instruments of this category belong to the string family ( violin, harp). The koto (Japan), erhu (China) and the sitar (India) are examples of non-Western chordophones.
A chordophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating string or strings stretched between two points. It is one of the four main divisions of instruments in the original Hornbostel-Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification.