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String(s)

The strands of gut and/or wire that produce sounds when bowed, plucked or struck. The official string section, or 'strings' of an orchestra or ensemble comprise the violins, violas, cellos, and double basses only, and exclude other string(ed) instruments such as the harp, guitar, harpsichord, piano, viols, etc.

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