Sentence Examples with the word musical instrument

The Greek word is also used for a date-palm, a musical instrument like a guitar, and the colour purple-red or crimson.

About 1816 he was sent to his uncle, a musical instrument maker in the Strand, to learn the trade; but with his father's countenance he spent more time in reading books of all kinds than at work.

Gerbert's letters contain more than one allusion to organs which he seems to have constructed, and William of Malmesbury has preserved an account of a wonderful musical instrument still to be seen in his days at Reims, which, so far as the English chronicler's words can be made out, seems to refer to an organ worked by steam.

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The chief musical instrument was the harp (hearpe), which is often mentioned.