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Definition: A chordophone is an instrument that is sounded by a string or strings. The piano, clavichord, harpsichord, hurdy-gurdy, harp, cello, and guitar are all examples of chordophones; the first four of which are keyboard instruments.

(From Latin chorda / Italian corda, “string”; Greek phone, “voice, sound”)

See aerophone.

Pronunciation: kor'-də-foan

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