AskDefine | Define strings

Dictionary Definition

strings n : the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments [syn: string section]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Plural of string
  2. In the context of "music|plural": Collectively, the stringed instruments in an orchestra.
  3. In the context of "plural": Conditions, especially undesirable ones.
    • It looks like a good offer, but there are strings attached.



  1. Plural of string

Extensive Definition

Generally, string is a thin, flexible piece of rope or twine which is used to tie, bind, or hang other objects. String can be made from a variety of fibres.
Examples of string use include:
  • String figures, designs formed by weaving string around one's fingers
  • A bow string, an essential part of a bow.
  • In musical instruments such as below.
String may also refer to:
In science, computers or mathematics:
In music: Other meanings:
strings in Tosk Albanian: String
strings in Czech: Řetězec
strings in German: String
strings in French: String
strings in Italian: Stringa
strings in Japanese: ストリング
strings in Dutch: String
strings in Russian: Струна (значения)
strings in Simple English: String
strings in Thai: สตริง
strings in Yiddish: בענדעל

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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